Thursday, 6 September 2012

The Flowers Personified by French Caricaturist, J.J. Grandville

I just came across these fantastic illustrations by French caricaturist, J.J. Grandville. They're from 1847, which is at least half of what I love about them! Stuff with so much history behind it really mesmerises and fascinates me, so this was a real treasure - over 150 years old!
These particular illustrations are part of a series of satirical botanical illustrations titled Les Fleurs Animées - The Flowers Personified.

Scanned versions of his original etched illustrations are available here if you'd like to see more!
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