Pink Roses

A bit of nice, vintage cover art from 1894; a pair of pink roses. They adorned the cover of the Manual of Everything for the Garden; published by Peter Henderson & Co.

The original cover illustration had somewhat shown it’s 120+ years. There were stray marks, stamps from a library and foxing. While much of the rest of the cover art was somewhat damaged, with a little cleaning up and some cloning, I was able to get it to this state. And, instead of a plain white background, for a bit of drama I’ve added a dark one. I think it really makes the pair of pale pink roses and green leaves stand out.

pink roses

I think it would make a wonderful note card or addition to a larger mixed media piece. Enjoy.

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.