Martin Schongauer, studies of peonies, 1472 - Bodycolor and watercolor. One of the earliest surviving northern European botanical studies drawn from life. It was made as a study for the painting The Madonna of the Rose Garden.
These botanical illustrations of flowers are by German artist Hans Simon Holtzbecker, who specialised in flower painting. This watercolour drawing from 1660 is part of an album containing 73 botanical drawings.