Pot of Tulips

You might know the artist of this sweet pot of tulips before I even tell you. So many of her wonderful illustrations were part of books published for children in the early 1900s. Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) often drew flowers and pretty little girls. Some adorned books written by others. These are from The Language of Flowers published by George Routledge and Sons. It was published in 1885 and one of the few books that Greenaway illustrated and wrote.

Two peach tulips and one not yet opened in an urn-like green pot. Not a huge splash of colors; it’s mostly in soft pastels – hallmarks of much of Greenaway’s book illustrations.

My thinking is this little pot of tulips drawing could be nicely incorporated into a larger work. Unlike many of our other pieces by Greenaway, this one is quite large. Click on the illustration below to view and download the full-sized version.pot of tulips

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.