Fish, birds and plants, plates from Mark Catesby’s two volume 1754 folio “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants.” Second edition.

“Suillus” (?). Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Turdus Rhomboidalis” (upper) and “Turdus” (lower image). Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Cancer clieîis crafsifsimis.” Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Live oak” (left) and the large red crested woodpecker (right).” Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Ardea (heron)” and “Lobelia.” Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of

Watercolors of flowers. American. Annie Gooding Sykes, artist. Living from 1855 to 1931, she was the daughter of a silversmith. Studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy.

“Still Life with Chrysanthemums.” Undated. American. Watercolor and gouache on artist’s board. Signed in watercolor on the lower left. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/ANNIE-GOODING-SYKES-Still-Life-with-Chrysanthemums?saleno=2575&lotNo=71&refNo=778303

“Gladiolus Garden.” ca. 1900. American. Watercolor on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil over red ink on the lower left. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/ANNIE-GOODING-SYKES-Gladiolus-Garden?saleno=2575&lotNo=72&refNo=778301
“Lillies in Bloom.” 20th c. American. Watercolor. Signed on the lower right. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/art/drawings-watercolor-paintings/landscape-drawings-watercolors/annie-gooding-sykes-lillies-bloom/id-a_421482/

Floral designs from Minton Pottery, taken from a looseleaf notebook labeled “Recueil d’Ornemens et d’Armoiries ” Archival ID#SD 1705-MS1769.

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Design with flowers and butterflies from the folio “Recueil d’Ornemens et d’Armoiries.” Undated. Minton Pottery. Image © Mionton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-june-6/

Design with purple and yellow flowers and butterflies from the folio “Recueil d’Ornemens et d’Armoiries.” Undated. Minton Pottery. Image © Mionton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-june-6/

Design with white and red flowers and butterflies from the folio “Recueil d’Ornemens et d’Armoiries.” Undated. Minton Pottery. Image © Mionton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-june-6/

Design with white and red flowers and butterflies from the folio “Recueil d’Ornemens et d’Armoiries.” Undated. Minton Pottery. Image © Mionton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-june-6/

Flower pictures, these from 1878. Illustrations taken from “Vick’s Flower and Vegetable Garden” Published by James Vick in Rochester, New York.

“Annuals.” Page 74. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46834115?utm_medium=social_media&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=Collections%20Highlight&utm_content=Smithsonian%20Libraries#page/74/mode/1up
“Perennials.” Page 120. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46834115?utm_medium=social_media&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=Collections%20Highlight&utm_content=Smithsonian%20Libraries#page/120/mode/1up
“Lillies.” Page 144. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46834115?utm_medium=social_media&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=Collections%20Highlight&utm_content=Smithsonian%20Libraries#page/144/mode/1up
“Hardy bulbs.” Page 154. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46834115?utm_medium=social_media&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=Collections%20Highlight&utm_content=Smithsonian%20Libraries#page/154/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. French. Antoine Berjon, painter (1754-1843). Worked in watercolor and oils along with pastels. Designed silks in Lyon, too. Exhibited at the Paris Salon at least five times. These images taken from the blog godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com

“Bouquet of Lilies and Roses in a Basket on a Chiffonier.” 1814. French. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com/2020/11/from-garden-from-orchard-from-sea.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GodsAndFoolishGrandeur+%28Gods+and+Foolish+Grandeur%29
“The Blue Vase.” 1819. French. Signed on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. via http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com/2020/11/from-garden-from-orchard-from-sea.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GodsAndFoolishGrandeur+%28Gods+and+Foolish+Grandeur%29
Basket with a ribbon. Undated. French. In the public domain due to age. via http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com/2020/11/from-garden-from-orchard-from-sea.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GodsAndFoolishGrandeur+%28Gods+and+Foolish+Grandeur%29
Flowers and fruit. Undated. French. In the public domain due to age. via http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com/2020/11/from-garden-from-orchard-from-sea.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GodsAndFoolishGrandeur+%28Gods+and+Foolish+Grandeur%29
“Fruit and Flowers in a Willow Basket.” 1810. French. In the public domain due to age. via http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com/2020/11/from-garden-from-orchard-from-sea.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GodsAndFoolishGrandeur+%28Gods+and+Foolish+Grandeur%29

Javanese flowers to make your hallway look like the tsarina’s winter garden. Taken from the third edition of Madame Berthe Holla van Nooten’s 1880 work “Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisies de l’Ile de Java peints d’après nature”. Printed in Brussels by Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt. Chromolithography by P. Depannemaeker.

Amherstia nobilis wall.” Page 20. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/20/mode/2up
Elettaria speciosa.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/36/mode/2up
Nephelium lappaceum.” Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/9710#page/40/mode/2up

The great outdoors but prettier looking. Scottish. Patrick William Adam, artist. Living from 1854 to 1929, he studied at the Royal Scottish Academy. A joint founder of the artistic group the Society of Eight.

“Sunlit Garden.” 1928. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “P W Adam 1928” on the lower right. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/patrick-william-adam-rsa-1854-1929-sunlit-5697127-details.aspx
“Tulips and Forget-me-nots.” 1928. Scottish. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “P. W. Adam 1928” on the lower right. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2017/scottish-art-l17135/lot.53.html
“Flourished Border.” Undated. Scottish. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.artbol.com/painting-artist/patrick-william-adam

18th century flowers, plates from Henry Charles Andrews work “The Botanist’s Repository” which was published in London in 1797. These images taken from Volume 6.

“Flesh colored Sanseviera – Sanseviera Carnea: Six chives, one pointal.” Plate CCCLXI, Page 2. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753002852454/page/n1/mode/2up
“Yellow-bottomed White Crocus – Crocus Biflorus: three chives, one pointal.” Plate CCCLXII, page 4. Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753002852454/page/n3/mode/2up
“The Peacock Iris – Iris Pavonia: Three chives, one pointal. Plate CCCLXIV, page 7.Collections of and digitalized by the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/mobot31753002852454/page/n7/mode/2up

Stylized up flowers and other pretty things from a little over a century ago. Cover art for “Mayflower” magazine from the 1890s. American.

Issue of December 18, 1897. Collections of magazineart.org. Scanned by the Internet Archive Python library 1.8.1. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Mayflower189712
August, 1893. Volume IX, Number VIII. Collections of magazineart.org. Scanned by the Internet Archive Python library 1.8.1. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Mayflower189308
February, 1893. Volume IX, Number II. Collections of magazineart.org. Scanned by the Internet Archive Python library 1.8.1. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Mayflower189302