Cedar Tree Drawing

I think this might the most versatile of all of the lovely botanical prints I’ve worked with that were created by the German artistĀ Georg Dionys Ehret (1708-1770). He was the foremost botanical artist of his time and some consider him the most influential of all time. His work appeared in numerous books, guides and catalogs.

In this cedar tree drawing, we have the full life cycle of the tree – even the growth stages of the pine cones and seeds. The drawing includes an entire tree which could easily be used alone or without the pine cone and pine needle growth diagrams. The accompanying text is in Latin, I think. Green branches are interspersed with brown pinecones and many of the branches peek through both.


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.