Let me preface this description with a thought – is cursive writing a dying art? To think, when folks had feather quills and ink wells, they often drew their letters with as much flourish and style as this cursive letter P image.
Instead of learning those skills ourselves, we often rely upon the talented folks from the 1800s and earlier who created letter images like this one to decorate otherwise plain texts. In this case, it was a book about a number of authors from 1870.
OK, enough pondering publicly on people producing pretty publications. Let’s just enjoy this letter image and consider how we could incorporate it into our 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.