What an interesting drawing this one is! And, ironically, it is quite over-shadowed by the more famous drawings also included in the 1867 French work Les fleurs animées.
This floral image is a page spacer, it’s a black and white bouquet, and if you look closely it’s a lovely floral heart bouquet (perfect for Valentine’s Day!).
No matter what you call it or how you use it, this black and white drawing of flowers subtly shaped like a hear; would be fantastic with a bit of colorizing. But, of course, it’s lovely just the way it is too.
I’m guessing the primary flowers are roses and dahlias but they could be any number of other flowers too. With gently curving stems and plenty of nicely detailed leaves – this drawing could be a real show stopper when used in the right project.
Don’t let the little drawing you see here fool you. It’s a smaller version of the file and it could be easily printed to cover an entire page of A4 paper. Just click on what you see to access the larger version.
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.