Apollo and Daphne by Antonio Pollaiolo (1431-1498), Renaissance era. 
Daphne’s skin turns to bark, her arms are transformed into the branches of a Laurel tree, and her feet become rooted to the ground. The escape from Apollo is complete. 
Apollo vows to tend the tree since he can no longer take Daphne as his wife, and uses his immortal powers to render the Laurel tree an evergreen. He promises to make crowns with the evergreen leaves of the Laurel tree to decorate the heads of leaders. 

Apollo and Daphne by Antonio Pollaiolo (1431-1498), Renaissance era. 

Daphne’s skin turns to bark, her arms are transformed into the branches of a Laurel tree, and her feet become rooted to the ground. The escape from Apollo is complete. 

Apollo vows to tend the tree since he can no longer take Daphne as his wife, and uses his immortal powers to render the Laurel tree an evergreen. He promises to make crowns with the evergreen leaves of the Laurel tree to decorate the heads of leaders.