Art Nouveau iris, taken form Maurice Pillard’s “Etude de la plante: son application aux industries d’art: pochoir, papier peint, etoffes, céramique, marqueterie, tapis, ferronnerie, reliure, dentelles, broderies, vitrail, mosaïque, bijouterie, bronze, orfévrerie” which was printed in Paris in 1903 by the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts.

“Iris Germanique, plan de la fleur.” Page 39/image 44. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n44/mode/1up
“Iris Germanique.” Figure 37, page 44. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n44/mode/1up
“Iris Germanique. Couronnement de grille en fer forgé.” Figure 39. Page 46. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/gri_33125005959479/page/n46/mode/1up

Impressionist flowers that sing summer or at least spring. French. Marcel Dyf, artist. Living from 1899 to 1985, he grew up in Normandy and was captivated by the work of Renoir.

“Pivoines et iris.” 1965 French. Oil on canvas. Signed “DYF” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/impressionist-modern-art-new-york/pivoines-et-iris
“Fleurs des champ (tapis jaune).” Undated. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “DYF” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2019 Beloosesky Gallery. Fair use license. via https://www.beloosesky.com/artists/marcel-dyf?view=slider
“Fleurs du jardin,” 1972. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “DYF” on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image by Heritage Auctions Image © 2021 Heritage Auctions/ Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/paintings/marcel-dyf-french-1899-1985-fleurs-du-jardin-1972oil-on-canvas21-3-4-x-18-1-4-inches-552-x-464/a/8011-68011.s

Flower pictures from just a little while back. One with a few mice, too. German. Johanna Helena Herolt-Graff, botanical artist. Living from 1668 to 1723, she was the daughter of Maria Sibylla Merian and had a father who was an artist too.

“Study of a Lily, Columbines and other Flowers.” ca. 1702-1711.  German. Watercolor and gouache on vellum. Attributed to Herolt-Graff. Image © 2021 Arader Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://aradernyc.com/products/herolt-graff-johanna-helena-1668-1717-attributed-to-study-of-a-lily-columbines-and-other-flowers-ca-1702-1711
“White Cyclamen.” After 1691. German. Watercolor and gouache over black chalk or charcoal, on vellum. Collections of the Städel Museum. Image © 2021 Städel Museum. Fair use license. via https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/en/work/white-cyclamen
“Three mice nibbling fruit.” Undated. German. Watercolor on parchment. Image © Morgan Library and Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.themorgan.org/drawings/item/144559

Flower pictures from Ireland just a hop, skip and jump back. Andrew Nicholl, artist. Living from 1804 to 1886, he painted beaches in Ceylon too but I like the flower ones best.

“July Wildflowers.” 19th c. Irish. Watercolor on paper. Image © Irish Museum of Modern Art. Fair use license. via https://imma.ie/collection/july-wild-flowers/
“A flowerbank with poppies, harebells and marigolds.” 19th c. Irish. Pencil and watercolor, heightened with touches of bodycolor and with scratching out. Signed signed “A. Nicholl, R.H.A.” on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-4704754
“Wildflowers with a View of Dublin Dunleary.” 19th c. Watercolor on paper. Collections of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Image © bridgemanimages.com. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.meisterdrucke.uk/fine-art-prints/Andrew-Nicholl/126151/Wildflowers-with-a-View-of-Dublin-Dunleary-.html

Flower pictures from just a little while ago, at least if you are a flower. French. Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, artist. Living from around 1533 to 1588, he served as official artist on Jean Ribault’s expedition to what became North Florida.

A Sheet of Studies of Flowers: A Rose, a Heartsease, a Sweet Pea, a Garden Pea, and a Lax-flowered Orchid. 16th c. French. Watercolor and gouache, over black chalk. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/364533
Apple. ca. 1575. French. Watercolor and bodycolor on paper. Museum ID# AM.3267Y-1856. Collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In the public domain due to age. via https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O25872/watercolour-le-moyne-de/
Two narcissi and a columbine, a dragonfly and a stag beetle. 16th c. French. Black chalk, watercolor, bodycolor on an old album sheet. Inscribed in ink , probably by the artist. Watermark crescents with a crown. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/jacques-le-moyne-de-morgues-dieppe-ca-6188314-details.aspx
Red currant. ca. 1565. French. Watercolor and gouache on paper prepared as vellum. Image © 2020 Arader Galleries, Philadelphia. Fair use license. via https://aradergalleries.com/products/jacques-le-moyne-de-morgues-french-ca-1533-1588-bullace-2
Stavesacre. ca. 1575. French. Bodycolor and watercolor on paper. Museum ID# AM.3267FF-1856. Collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In the public domain due to age. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1136622/stavesacre-watercolour-le-moyne-de/

Gardens in spring or summer to make you smile in a January snow. English. Beatrice Parsons, watercolorist. Living from 1870 to 1955, she studied at the Royal Academy Schools. Queen Mary owned 30 of her watercolors.

“Gladioli and Agapanthus.” Plate 4 from the book “Beautiful Flowers and How to Grow Them” which was published in Edinburgh in 1922. 1922. British. Image source biodiversitylibrary.org. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gladioli_and_Agapanthus_by_Beatrice_Emma_Parsons.jpg
“The Summer Garden.” Undated. Signed on the lower right. Private collection. Image © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://scontent.fnyc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/10551592_1568153450136205_9208930456188176400_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=2&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=z30fbnvpvKAAX_8Kdmc&_nc_ht=scontent.fnyc1-1.fna&tp=7&oh=72a6c1ecf74514a7616f47084e3fff34&oe=5FCF8C82
“Our Lady’s Flowers.” Undated. English. Image © Estate of the artist. Fair use license. via https://thegardenstrust.blog/2014/11/08/beatrice-parsons-queen-of-the-blazing-border/

Still lifes with sea shells. One with flowers, too. French. Antoine Berjon, artist (1754-1843). Worked in watercolor and oils along with pastels. Designed silks in Lyon, too.

“Still Life With Flowers, Shells, a Shark’s Head, and Petrifications.” 1819. Oil. Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Antoine_Berjon,Still_Life_With_Flowers,_Shells,_a_Shark%27s_Head,_and_Petrifications(1819).jpg
“Coquillages et Madreposes.” Undated. French. Collections of the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon. Image source: the Bridgeman Art Library. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berjon,Antoine%E2%80%94Still_Life_of_Shells_and_Coral.jpg and https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coquillages-et-Madreposes-Antoine-Berjon-1754-1843French-Musee-des-Beaux-Arts-Lyon-Canvas-Art-Antoine-Berjon-18-x-24/184454044?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0
“Still life of seashells.” Early 19th c. Oil on zinc. School of Antoine Berjon. Image source: © Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/eoskins/24787919558

Flower pictures. French. Louis Valtat, artist, Living from 1869 to 1952, he is associated with the Fauvist movement. Studied at the Académie Julian. A collaborator of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

“Les vases de fleurs.” Undated. French. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 TRINITY HOUSE PAINTINGS LTD. Fair use license. via https://www.trinityhousepaintings.com/art/valtat-vases-de-fleurs/
Anémones et marguerites au vase bleu.” 1933. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image © artfrancais.com. Fair use license. via https://www.artfrancais.com/artists/78-louis-valtat/works/9424-louis-valtat-anemones-et-marguerites-au-vase-bleu-1933/
“Vase de Fleurs.” Undated. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image ©2020 MARK MURRAY FINE PAINTINGS. Fair use license. via https://www.markmurray.com/louis-valtat-paintings-for-sale

Botanical prints of tropical flowers. More from Nancy Anne Kingsbury Wollstonecraft’s 1828 “Specimens of the Plants and Fruits of the Island of Cuba.”

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“Lily and amaryllis belladona.” Plate 38.125. Page 137. Collections of and digitalized by Cornell University. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=137&size=125

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“Narcissus (lily of the rocks) and Panoratium caribaea, Sea onion.” Plate 32d. 131. Page 143. Collections of and digitalized by Cornell University. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=143&size=125

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“Bastard Fustic.” Plate 33d. 135. Page 147. Collections of and digitalized by Cornell University. In the public domain. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924100271463&view=1up&seq=147&size=150

Flower pictures by Josef Mangold, a German Impressionist and Modern painter. Living from 1884 to 1937, he was a member of the Rheinische Sezession. Studied art in Cologne and Berlin.

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Flowers. 1930. Oil on panel. Signed on the upper right. Image © Villa Grisebach Auktionen GmbH and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/blumenstillleben-um-1930-oel-auf-holz-41-x-31-6-cm-16-1-8-x-12-1-2-in-50051349?utm_source=auction-newsletter-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Au

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Flowers. 1930. Oil on panel. Source: villa-grisebach.de. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josef_Mangold_Blumenstilleben.jpg

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Floral still life with playing card. 1930. Source: artnet.de. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Josef_Mangold_Blumenstilleben_mit_Spielkarte.jpg