I really appreciate finding great watercolors of good looking botanicals. The tulip below is a fine example of this style of painting. The artist is a fellow named Johann Bartholomaus Braun.
Found in an album of 190 watercolour illustrations, entitled ‘Flora Picta’ ca1660. Apparently this is part of a large study documenting the garden of the “Count of Baden-Durlach”.
With a name like that he must have been an important fellow.
[ A very stunning watercolor. ]
I did some searching around for more on ‘Flora Picta’ and found very little, actually almost nothing. I would like to see the rest of the illustrations if they are scanned into the collective internet somewhere.