Vintage black and white bee and flowers drawing. This striking drawing was originally used as a chapter heading and is also filed under the flower borders but it is such a wonderful depiction of a bee that I thought it belonged here too.
A pair of daisies and an orchid flower join the bee in this white on black free vintage drawing.
This vintage image and page spacer was included in The Book of Brave Old Ballads from 1879. It appears to be the work of a print foundry, rather than the artist who illustrated the book – John Gilbert (1817-1897).
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.