Arts Everyday Living: Through a Woman’s Eyes–Jamaica’s Exotic Plants, Flowers, & Butterflies

Marianne North, Foliage, Flowers and Fruit of the Pitanga, and Sulphur Butterflies, Jamaica; c. 1872, oil, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, UK.

British artist Marianne North (1830-1890) pursued her love of nature and its exotic creations across the world, from Japan to Java to Jamaica, where she captured this unforgettable combination of plants, flowers, and butterflies.

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