A pack of eight Christmas cards with two images by Mary Grenville Delany - Amaryllis and Mistletoe.
In 1772 Mrs Delany (1700- 1788) wrote to her niece 'I have a new way of imitating flowers'. With her wonderful eye for botanical detail, she cut minute pieces of paper to create her famous flower collages, now to be enjoyed by everyone in the British Museum.
Theses "paper mosaics" of flowers, made from hundreds of pieces of cut coloured paper, were the crowning achievement of a long and creative life. Mrs Delany was 72 before she embarked on the 1000 flower collages, but she had already made a name for herself with her exquisite works of embroidery, decorative shell work and landscape sketches.
The message inside reads 'season's greetings'.