Monday, June 1, 2009

help, please!

Does anyone know of any decent websites where I can find old botanical drawings of flowers? I've asked about this before and someone gave me an amazing link, but since then that link has gone missing. I'm pretty desperate at this point. In the meantime I'll continue googling, but if you know of any gems out there, I'd really appreciate the pointers.

Here's a sample of what I'm looking for, but I don't really care of the illustrations are in color or black and white:

6 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I have a collection of approximately 100 gorgeous, high-res vintage botanical images. I can burn them to a CD and mail it to you first thing tomorrow if you like, or if there is a specific plant/flower you want, I can go through the pictures and email you individual images. The entire collection is quite large (400 + MB) so if you want all of them it would have to be on CD.
Let me know! :)

Aspen Wear said...

I think this MAY be the link someone gave you before because I think this is where I found it. :) If not, well this is a new one for you

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?word=Botanical%20illustrations&s=3&notword=&f=2

Hope that helps (and isn't too long of a link!)

Kim

Good Girls Studio said...

I am of no help to you on this & yet felt the need to tell you :) What do you need them for?

m said...

did mine help?

Kate said...

You guys are all fantastic! Thank you so much! And yes, Matt, I found a few good images there. Thanks again!

Jo, I'm working out a design for a new tattoo. A left sleeve to be exact. Details to come...

littlebyrd said...

Oh - this style will make such a pretty tattoo! I am happy you were able to locate some images. You could google the name Margaret Armstrong + feild guide to western wildflowers and something might pop up. She did some beautiful floral illustrations in the early 1900's for this particular book.