Don’t you just love these old botanical prints? I sure do. Bouquet drawings like this one are common where the artist depicts two or more flower images within on book plate. What’s fun is that the flowers are often not seen together as they have different growing cycles. The artist is able to take two plants that compliment each other in appearance and put them together in one drawing.
This public domain flower image features a Christmas Rose and a Lauristinus. Each plant is represented by a number of leaves and flower. The Lauristinus is also show in bloom as well as when the berries form after it blooms – another one of those cool things often found in these vintage botanical prints. It was included in Lessons From the Vegetable World from 1858.
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.