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Mary Delany (1700 - 1788):
Artist and Court favourite


Mary Delany was born in Wiltshire. When she was widowed after her marriage to Alexander Pendarves in 1724, she left Cornwall to live in London. In 1743 she married the Rev. Patrick Delany, who was a close friend of Jonathon Swift, and for a period was Dean of Down. They frequently visited Ulster. Her career as an artist began when she came to Ireland. She drew landscapes wherever they visited. She also designed fabrics and was a competent musician. Her major work, Hortus Siccus, which she began in 1772, is in the British Museum. She wrote an autobiography in six volumes. A selection of these were published in 1991 under the title Letters from Georgian Ireland, edited by Angelique Day.

Born: 14 May 1700
Died: 15 April 1788
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