Priscilla Susan Bury
(1793 – 1869)
"A Selection of Hexandrian Plants"
Born circa 1800, Priscilla Susan Bury was the daughter of a wealthy Liverpool merchant. As a young girl, she began painting flowers in the Victorian tradition, which viewed women illustrating flowers as “a genteel, diverting and instructive study [so] that the fair sex could find amusement….” The talented Bury’s illustrations (or “portraits” as she called them) were primarily of lilies and related flowers.
At that time, Liverpool was England’s second city, a major industrial and trade center. It also became a center for the Linnaean System of classification, which further fueled the Victorian f
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