Vintage drawing of a small oak tree branch with leaves and acorns. The original drawing included the caption, “In the acorn lies the Oak.” It serves to remind us all that from little things can grow the stuff of dreams and to never stop dreaming.
This vintage image is from a lesson book on drawing. Here the teacher reminds his students that they student should examine their motives in pursuing Art, “that they may not be either thoughtless or selfish, but such as will develop in him the faculty of appreciating that which is true and of avoiding that which is false.”
This is a number of drawings from William Walker (b. 1821) that he included in his Handbook of Drawing published in 1880.
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.