Tuesday Tulips

For ‘Hyacinthe & Rose‘ by Franςois Morel, French illustrator Martin Jarrie has created 48 gorgeous flower portraits …

Martin Jarrow -

Martin Jarrie -


Éduoard Vuillard, 1919…

Turkish miniature by Abdullah Buhari, 16th century

Miniature painting

Cornucopia Magazine with Ottoman paintings…

Ustad Mansur, 1610…

Mhairi McGregor

Mhairi  McGregor RSW - Red Tulips

Mhairi  McGregor RSW - Tulips in Black Spotty Vase

Herbert Osterstock, 1929…

Ottoman Tankard, 1575-80, Louvre

Tankard with floral decoration
Tile with undulating flowering stems

Raoul Dufy, 1942…thanks Lessing PhotoArchive

Dufy,Raoul. Anemones et tulipes, 1942.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Watercolour on paper.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

The Dutch tulip, upon which fortunes were won and lost. Below, the work of 17th century Dutch artist Judith Leystra, from her ‘Tulip Book’, 1643. Read more about her on historian Judith Weingarten’s blog

…and chosen for the cover of a wonderful book, ‘The Tulip‘ by my favourite garden writer, Anna Pavord

10 Best: Tulip from her Tulip book by Judith Leyster<

Leystra’s ‘Tulipa Semper Augustus’…

David Hockney, 1969 and 1973…

Jan Van Huysum, detail of ‘Vase Of Flowers’, 1722…

Donald Sultan, 1983…

Marcel Vertes…thanks MetropolitanMuseum

Design for a Scarf:  Bouquet of Tulips

Cecilia Paredes

Elizabeth Blackadder

Mabel Royds

C. Franklin

Donald Baechler

Suzy Parker photographed by Georges Dambier for Elle, 1953…thanks Bonni Benrubi Gallery

William Stieg

New Yorker cover Steig girl emerge from tulip 5/19 1978

and Marlene Ford

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3 Responses to “Tuesday Tulips”

  1. judith weingarten

    Lovely photographs (and thank you for mentioning my Judith Leyster posts). I was particularly taken by the design with tulips and stylized papyrus flowers under the Ottoman tankard; can you supply a reference for this wonderful design? Many thanks, Judith.

    • Shelley

      Click on the link above the photo and it will take you to ‘Three Empires of Islam: Masterpieces of Ottoman, Salavid & Mughul Art’ from The Louvre Museum. Thanks for sharing your informative post on Leystra, Judith. A fascinating and extraordinary woman of her time.


      • judith weingarten

        It’s a gorgeous tile: I’ve never seen the like. Odd, however, that the Louvre page mentions the tulips and hyacinths but not the papyrus flowers. I wonder if that points to it being made in Ottoman Egypt or rather, since they say ‘Turkey’, by an Egyptian taken to Turkey after its conquest by the Ottomans. Anyway, an extraordinary piece. Thanks again, Judith


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