Regina Dietzsch (1706-1783), one of the finest botanical artists of the
eighteenth century, was a member of an important and talented family of artists
in Nuremberg. Her paintings (gouache and watercolor on vellum) are
characterized by the use of dark, usually brown, backgrounds that in this case
creates a stunning contrast to the soft, delicate flower. Her lovely apple
blossom, painted about 1740, will bring early springtime early in your home.