As far as bouquet drawings go, this vintage drawing of pink, purple, blue and yellow flowers might not be what typically comes to mind. It just seemed like this pretty flower drawing from a vintage embroidery book from the 1700s belonged here more than any other category on Reusable Art.
In the drawing we have a pretty pink rose and a pink rose bud. You could fairly easily remove just those two parts of the bouquet if you just wanted a rose drawing.
The purple and yellow daisy is a bit separate from the rose already and could very easily be used alone if you would like. Can’t say as I’ve seen a purple and yellow daisy in real life, but I do like this one with its orange highlights.
There’s also a sprig of some two-tone blue and yellow flowers. Again, they could easily be removed from the larger drawing and used as a separate flower image.
Lots of options with this bouquet drawing. Hope you find it useful. Did you notice it was from 1795? Ain’t that amazing? To think this little embroidery book has survived all those years. It was written only 20 years after the American Revolution. The author was Johan Friedrich Netto (1756-1810) but I an not sure if he did his own illustrations or not. It might be more clear in the book itself but since it was written in German, I don’t know if it mentions who drew and colored the many illustrations in the book.
Having switched to a new software program to run Reusable Art has made it possible for me to do more things; like include two versions of this floral drawing. We have the fully colored version with the pink, purple, blue and yellow flowers and we have just the outline where you could add your own colors. Thankfully, the author provided both – too bad more embroidery books didn’t do that.
You could use the line drawing version of this bouquet as a coloring image, an embroidery design or even like you would a rubber stamp. Love it when I find such cool stuff. And, there’s a bunch more like it that I will be adding to Reusable Art in the future.
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.