Horseman Drawing by Rosa Bonheur


Vintage drawing of a horseman, perhaps a conquistador, astride a sweet-looking horse. Work of the French artist Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899).

public domain leopard drawing

Leopard Drawing

Lovely public domain leopard drawing by Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). Pencil drawing of a big cat from a book showcasing many examples of her animal drawings.

Bath Chair

A curious conveyance, the bath chair. A quite elegant and comfy early version of the wheelchair perhaps? Or just a 1750’s version of ultimate indulgence?

Bassoon Drawing

I love the sound of the bassoon. And hopefully, you’ll love the public domain bassoon drawing I have to share with you. Wonderfully vintage and PD too!

Black & White Bird House

Vintage black and white bird house. There’s a metaphor in the illustration but it’s also a charming piece with a number of birds looking for a new home.

Illuminated Letter R

16th Century illuminated letter R from a French manuscript. Decorated with blue, red and white flowers; blue and green vines all on a gold-colored background.

Picking Blackberries

Charming vintage drawing of a little girl caught picking blackberries and using her hat as a basket. Great coloring image in the public domain.

Very Vintage Page Frame

Very vintage page frame image from 1579. It is a nice repeating pattern that has leaves, flowers and doodle-like elements.

See No Evil

Wonderful metaphor illustration with this see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil monkey drawing. Black and white drawing with 3 monkeys.

Queen Motif

Vintage engraving from 1614 featuring a queen, cherubs and a bit of Latin. It doesn’t get much more vintage than this 400 year old, queen motif drawing.

Orange Sea Anemone

Book plate from 1822 with an orange sea anemone drawing. Beautiful orange color with tendrils like leopard spots.

Girl with Hollyhocks

A young girl with hollyhocks is featured in this vintage drawing of children from 1875. Her dolly waits nearby for some fairy cheese.