Blooming Flower

Is a flower drawing any less pretty if we don’t know what kind of flower it is? This vintage flower drawing would seem to prove that to be true. It’s from an 1867 work about flowers. It’s a French satirical piece that depicts French ladies as flowers with attitude. Among those more famous drawings, are a collection of wonderful floral drawings that have been overlooked by many.

Included in a section entitled flower of the country, this pretty illustration of a flowering plant remains unidentified. Perhaps it is simply a wildflower native to France. Or maybe, it’s a flower Europeans love to hate – the leaves remind me of dandelions even if the flowers don’t. Whether treasured or reviled in real live; there’s lots to like about this drawing.

A single stalk rises above a ringlet of leaves. Multiple branches off of the stalk reach towards the sun and support several tiny flowers make up larger ones. It’s a black and white drawing, so we can easily make it any colors we wish.

blooming flower

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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.