Another one of the wonderful hidden gems buried among more famous illustrations. This morning glory plate was use as a page spacer in a somewhat famous French work from 1867. While many celebrate the colored drawings of “Les fleurs animées”, I think the real treasures are the many engravings dividing each of the animated flowers.
At least one of the illustrators of these hidden gems was known for scientific botanical prints. This morning glory plate bears a different artist signature but with the labels, it is likely from another work as well. Whatever it’s origins, the publication date puts it firmly in the public domain across the world.
The morning glory plate has 5 flowers in full bloom and a number of petals. The artist also created a bit of a background with a large leaf showing all of the veining. Add a bit of color and this morning glory drawing could be truly spectacular.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.