R with Ivy Vines

drop_rVintage letter R with ivy vines. Most likely from a set of letters from a print foundry, this letter and a number of others were included in an 1878 book of poetry. Ballads of Beauty used this drop cap image to decorate one of the poems.

The dark letter R is draped in ivy vines, leaves and curled tendrils. It is around 100 pixels tall so it could be used for a number of things where you might need a pretty initial.

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.