Still Life Floral Bouquet

This still life floral bouquet is from a book that is over 300 years old. Can you just imagine what it must have been like in 1700 to be able to own a book like Livre de Fleurs? Life must have been so hard back then and yet, the art they produced during that time was some of the most lasting and treasured in the world.

In this still life floral bouquet drawing, we have a wide variety of flowers in an elaborately decorated vase. I see daffodils, lilies and a number of flowers hat I’m not quite sure what they are. Perhaps you know and would share it with me and everyone else? Two smaller vessels sit on either side of the vase on the same table. Unfortunately, it looks as though the bouquet is past its peak or requires water as several petals have already fallen to the table and others are still falling.

The book contained a number of flower illustrations like this black and white still life floral bouquet. I’ll be adding more of them to Reusable Art later, but for now, this one provides a wonderful opportunity for those folks talented with those wonderful Coptic marking pens. Could you just see how beautiful this flower image could become with a bit of color washed onto the flowers and leaves?

still life floral bouquet drawing

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.