Pair of Butterflies

The drawing might only be in black and white right now, but oh the possibilities this one has. A pair of butterflies flitter among a spray of flowers. You could use it the way it is, or turn this public domain drawing into your own creation by adding some color.

It’s from “Les fleurs animées”, and 1867 2-volume set. The ‘animated flowers’ drawings of French ladies as flowers are quite famous. But, mixed among those drawings were many wonderful engravings like this one.

Pair of butterflies, a black and white engraving from 1867.

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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.