Beautiful Free Antique Watercolor Fruit Images To Download

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The Best Vintage Watercolor Fruit Paintings

Even at my age I still come across words I never heard of before, (or I just forget them). My latest new word is Pomology which according to Wikipedia is a branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruit. I came across the word when I find a bunch of absolutely gorgeous watercolor fruit paintings from the US Departement of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection.
The Pomological Watercolor collection is an amazing archive of thousands of amazing watercolor fruit paintings and line drawings. There are over 3000 paintings of apples alone in the collection. Many varieties of which no longer exists. Most of the watercolor paintings were completed between 1886 to 1916 by several different artists.
Here I have curated a collection of some of my favorite watercolor fruit paintings from the collection which you are copyright free.
Free printable antique watercolor fruit images
The PDF downloaded vintage watercolor fruit paintings will be of a higher resolution then the images below.
To download the paintings just click on the higlighted title link and a PDF of the watercolor fruit and it will automatically download to your device.

Watercolor Fruit from the Pomological Watercolor Collection


  1. Red Apple Watercolor

    This red apple (Latin name:Malus domestica) was painted in 1903. I love the cross-section detail complete with pip.


  3. Lida Strawberry Watercolor

    This variety of Strawberry known as Lida (Fragaria) was painted in 1889.
    watercolor strawberry


  5. Mangosteen Watercolor

    Mangosteens are actually my favourite fruit, but you don’t come across them often here in the UK. If you have never had one the white flesh tastes a bit like a lychee crossed with a passionfruit. Just make sure you don’t bite into the pruple flesh though as it is extreemly bitter.


  7. Watercolor Peach

    This gorgeous peach is from the Fay variety (Prunus persica) painted in 1899.
    peach watercolor fruit


  9. Watercolor fruit tangelo

    This lovely picture is of the Un-Shu variety of tangelo (Citrus tangelo) painted in 1908.
    Watercolor tangelo


  11. English Pear Watercolor Painting

    English Jargonelle variety of pears (Pyrus communis) painted in 1912.


  13. Watercolor fruit lemon

    Sport variety of lemon (Citrus limon) watercolor painted 1885.


  15. Watercolor Cherries

    Watercolor Sparhawk cherries (Prunus avium) painted 1915.


  17. Avocado Watercolor

    Chappelow Avocado (Persea) watercolor painted 1916.
    Watercolor avocado painting

  19. Watercolor Grapefruit

    Watercolor of triumph variet of grapefruit (Citrus paradisi).
    watercolor fruit painting grapefruit

You might also like some of the other images on Pillarboxblue such as the woodland vintage botanical prints.

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  1. These are beautiful! Thank you for joining the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party! Pinned this! Hope to see you again next week!

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