Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in England, 24 October 1830; died at Alderly England, 30 August 1890.
The eldest daughter of Frederick North and Janet née Marjoribanks. Marianne was an artist, and devoted herself to painting flowers and travelled around the world to do so.
She collected MEL specimens inland from Champion Bay, 1880-1881. Marianne met Ferdinand Mueller in Melbourne in 1880 and 1881.
In 1882, a gallery for her paintings opened at Kew Botanic Garden.
Marianne died at
Alderly England in 1890 aged 59.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]
Portrait: Wikimedia Commons
Australia/London. Botanical artist.
Painted Australian plants in oils. She met with Ellis Rowan while on an expedition through Western Australia and taught her how to paint in oil. The two shared a cottage in Albany for a few days when their paths crossed. Her work is on exhibition in a specially built gallery at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew.
References: M.Rix The Art of the Plant World (1981); L.deBray The Art of Botanical Illustration (1989); M.North, A Vision of Eden (1993); W.Blunt & W.T.Stearn The Art of Botanical Illustration 2nd edn (1994); H.Hewson Australia - 300 Years of Botanical Illustration (1999); Wrigley, J.W. & Fagg, M. Eucalypts; a celebration (2010) Allen & Unwin.