One of 13 fancy letter images recovered from an 1867 French book. The satirical work Les fleurs animées is more well known for it’s colorful ladies, but, it also had a number of decorative letters and page elements that were a better fit for ReusableArt.com.
This letter O with flowers features several flowers climbing on vines. They’re so lovely that they’ve even attracted a little dragonfly. The letter O looks carved and is stylized with a series of circles with crosses.
It’s black and white but there’s a lot of places to add color.
Like this letter O? Here’s where you can find 12 more matching letters – the vintage French Printer’s Letters page.
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.