Vintage drawing of a romantic couple at sea by the artist Leonard Leslie Brooke (1862-1940). Though published in 1907, the book, Stolen Treasure, in which it appeared tells a story of buccaneers and the pirate Captain Morgan rather than one of a ship board romance. It also means that the clothing is more representative of the 1600s. This black and white line drawing is perfectly suited to be added to a mixed media piece – the clothing could easily be colorized as well as the ship’s rail, the ocean and the fluffy clouds in the sky. Could you just see a bright red sash around the man’s waist and the lady wearing a brightly colored dress?
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.