See also:English naturalist and flower-painter, was
See also:born at Hastings on the 24th of
See also:October 183o, the eldest daughter of a Norfolk landowner, descended from Roger
See also:North (16J3-1734) . She trained as a vocalist under Madame Sainton Dolby, but her
See also:voice failed, and she then devoted herself to
See also:flowers . After the
See also:death of her
See also:mother in 1855 she constantly travelled with her
See also:father, who was then member of parliament for Hastings; and on his death in 1869 she resolved to realize her early ambition of painting the
See also:flora of distant countries . In 1871-1872 with this
See also:object she went to
See also:Canada, the
See also:United States and
See also:Jamaica, and spent a yearin Brazil, where she did much of her
See also:work at a hut in the depths of a
See also:forest . In 1875, after a few months at
See also:Teneriffe, she began a
See also:round the
See also:world, and for two years was occupied in painting the flora of California,
See also:Java and
See also:Ceylon . The
See also:year 1878 she spent in India, and after her return she exhibited a number of her drawings in
See also:London . Her subsequent offer to
See also:present the collection to the botanical gardens at
See also:Kew, and to erect a gallery for their reception, was accepted, and the new buildings, designed by
See also:Ferguson, were begun in the same year . At Darwin's
See also:suggestion she went to
See also:Australia in 188o, and for a year painted there and in New Zealand . Her gallery at Kew was opened in 1882 . In 1883, after a visit by her to South Africa, an additional
See also:room was opened at the Kew gallery, and in 1884-1885 she worked at
See also:Seychelles and in Chile .
See also:Miss North died at Alderly in
See also:Gloucestershire on the 3oth of
See also:August 189o . The scientific accuracy with which she represented plant
See also:life in all parts of the world gives her work a permanent value .
ROGER NORTH (1653-1734)
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