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"Yusuf is Drawn Up from the Well", Folio from a Yusuf and Zulaikha of Jami Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami (1414–92) Date: second half 16th century Geography: Iran, Shiraz Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 9 in. (22.9 cm) W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 57.51.39.137

AN ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM NIZAMI'S HAFT PAYKAR: KING BAHRAM IN THE GREEN PAVILION LISTENING TO THE STORY OF THE PRINCESS OF THE THIRD CLIME, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY

Portrait of a Woman Date: mid-16th century Geography: Iran Medium: Tempura on paper Dimensions: H. 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm) W. 10 1/4 in. (26 in.) Metropolitan Museum of Art 52.20.6

An Amir Seated Beneath a Tree Persian, Safavid, about 1557 Possibly by Shaykh Muhammad, Persian probably Mashhad, Iran, Opaque watercolor on paper

Illustrator Carolyn Gavin creates vibrant sketchbook paintings of animals and beautiful blooms, crafted with the carefree fluidity of watercolor.

Inspirational IG: Beautiful Watercolor Blooms by Carolyn Gavin

Illustrator Carolyn Gavin creates vibrant sketchbook paintings of animals and beautiful blooms, crafted with the carefree fluidity of watercolor.