Vintage botanical print of a pink rose, red carnation and white lilies. I love these old prints, they remind me of bouquet drawings and they’re so pretty. This one is 150 years old. It was painted by hand at a time when there wasn’t colored printing presses and the digital equipment publishers can use today.
At the center of our bouquet is a pink rose and another smaller bud. The rose looks like what they refer to as a cottage rose. No matter the variety, it is definitely the center of attention in this drawing. But, not to be outdone, is a dark red carnation adding a bit of drama to an otherwise pastel-colored flower image. A pair of white lilies and a trio of buds round out this botanical print.
The best part of this flower image is that it is in the public domain the next best part is that it probably wouldn’t be that hard to separate the flowers from each other.
Lessons From the Vegetable World included a number of flower illustrations. They were published in 1858 and now illustrator or watercolorist was credited for the work.
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.