F is for Flowers

f-14-sAt first glance, you might think this is a P or an E but look again and it becomes clear that the artist meant for this drop cap image to be used as an F. This letter f image is from an 1870 text that discussed the common themes and ideas utilized by a group of authors including Shakespeare. Who better than Shakespeare to be associated with beautiful letter images?

The letter F looks as if a trio of beads were used to hold it together. The white letter and beads are on a black speckled background. Adorning the letter are a pair of flowers with leaves. As you can see, this F is for flowers.

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