Almost 160 years ago, young children were enjoying this book published by Routledge, Warne and Routledge. The Alphabet of Flowers for Good Children featured engravings for every letter of the alphabet by Edmund Evans.
The original “A” illustration was framed with these beautiful anemone flowers along the bottom. There’s 3 lovely anemone flowers in full bloom, along with two buds in the vintage black and white drawing. A number of leaves behind the flowers create a garland-like look to the entire drawing.
This could easily be used as a coloring image where the artist could simply use the anemone flowers alone or as part of a larger work.
Printed in full size, this floral swag image requires printing in landscape mode to capture all of it. It’s a great size to use as a border under another drawing or to frame your photographs.
The image shown above is smaller to fit the screen. I’m not sure why, but in compressing the image, stripes are being added behind the anemone flowers drawing. You can click on the image shown above and it will display the full-sized version with a plain white background, ready for printing or use in your own projects.
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.