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The Frampton Flora

Organised by Bristol City Art Gallery

Sat 21 Feb – Sat 21 Mar 1987

In 1837, a group of women – members of the Clifford Family of Frampton on Severn – began to make and collect original paintings of the wild flowers of the parish. This portraits make up the Frampton Flora. In an age which put such a high premium on individual enterprise and female orthodoxy, the paintings demonstrate a remarkable combination of collective effort and personal talent. The paintings were rediscovered in 1982 in the attic of the family home. They are also published in facsimile in a book with text by Richard Mabey.