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The yellow daffodil is one of the first signs of spring. This watercolour painting of daffodils was made in 1585 by a French artist, Jacques Le Moyne. In the 1560s, he sailed to Florida, where he drew American wildlife and people. Jacques travelled to Europe, landing in England in 1565. Here his flower paintings were bought by people including the explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. His ‘lost pictures’ of America, which he drew from memory, showed the wonders of the New World.

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