Peonies are my favourite flower, huge pink ones. That’s why I have curated this collection of stunning vintage Peony botanical illustrations and paintings that are copyright free and printable.
I grew up in Hong Kong, where beautiful paintings of Peonies often surrounded me. The Peony flowers are one of the most popular in Chinese paintings and illustrations and are used to adorn many of their fabrics and homewares.
Copyright Free Stunning Peony Paintings
This stunning collection of Peony paintings and illustrations holds immense appeal for a variety of individuals. Art enthusiasts, DIY crafters, interior decorators, or simply those with an appreciation for the natural beauty of flowers may find these images particularly engaging.
To download the vintage peony printables click on the highlighted title above the one you want. A higher-resolution image will open in a new browser, and you can save or print it.
This is a gorgeous still-life painting of a single Peony by Anna Munthe Norstedt. Anna was a Swedish painter known for her still life in oils.
This is a 17th-century ink painting of a Peony by the Chinese Artist Yun Shouping. I love all the Chinese calligraphy on the edge of the painting.
More Peonies from the 17th Century Chinese painting Yon Shouping. This time there are three beautiful peonies in 3 different colours red, purple and white.
Another painting from China. This time an 18th Century painting of peonies in ink on silk by Giuseppe Castiglione. Giuseppe was an Italian Jesuit that served as a painter in the court of three Chinese Emperors.
This is a Japanese woodblock print by Shibata Zeshin from the 1880s. Shibata was a 19th- Century Japanese lacquer, painter and printmaker.
Another woodblock Peony print by Shibata Zeshin from the 1880s. This time the peonies are variegated pink and red.
This lovely tree peony botanical illustration was by the French botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redoute in 1801.
This is a lovely tree peony painted by the Dutch botanical artist Abraham Jacobus Wendel in 1868.
This gorgeous red peony painting is from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 1918.
I used this peony for my decoupage bauble decorations.
A 1920 painting of Peonies by the famous Art Nouveau Scottish Artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Oil on card painting of Japanese peonies, by Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
Watercolour painting of peony with other flowers by William Thackara 180.
In China, the peony is considered the Queen of Flowers, representing the late spring season. The shrubs of this tree peony are in full bloom, blossoming in various colors. Peony paintings were popular from the Southern Song period to the Ming dynasty. The large scale of this decorative scroll suggests that it may have been hung in a reception hall, conveying good wishes for wealth and prosperity.
These large beautiful peony is featured in one of Ohara Koson’s bird paintings of a nightingale.
From Kono Bairei’s Japanese bird and flowers paintings, peonies and silver pheasants.
Other Botanical Paintings & Illustrations
A collection of these vintage peony paintings would look fabulous on a gallery wall. I love peonies so much that I make my own in various
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