Inside: A collection of some of the best vintage botanical rose illustrations and prints to download for free.
The rose is probably one of the showiest flowers and is always associated with love. Valentine’s is just around the corner, so I thought I would share a collection of beautiful botanical rose prints.
There are over three hundred species of roses and thousands of cultivars. They come in various sizes and colours, from white to yellows and reds. Roses are all widely grown for their beauty and fragrance.
Gorgeous Floral Rose Prints
Any of these botanical rose prints would be perfect as they are for a lovely Valentine’s card. Or perhaps you want to be more crafty and decoupage something with the roses. A gallery wall of these floral prints would look fantastic in any living room.
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The Botanical Rose Prints
This gorgeous red Jacqueminot Rose is the classic Valentine’s Day rose. Whether given as a single red rose or a bunch of a dozen, this is the rose you will likely receive on Valentine’s Day.
This botanical rose print is from the book “Roses and Rose Culture” printed in 1892 by Thomas B. Jenkins. In 1853 France gave us General Jacqueminot, leader of the hybrid perpetuate, the grand, dark, crimson rose, so sturdy ingrowth, rich in bloom and powerful in odour. The great half-blown/dusky crimson buds have slept on the bosom of every belle since that day, and they have been sold by the hundred for as many dollars to New York dealers and were retailed, no doubt, for twice that sum.
Another beautiful rose print from the book “Roses and Rose Culture” was printed in 1892 by Thomas B. Jenkins. This pink rose is called PERLE DES JARDINS (Tea Rose.)
“This magnificent rose still retains the foremost position as one of the finest tea roses of this color. The color varies from canary to golden yellow, flowers are large and beautifully formed on stiff stems, handsome in every stage and development from the smallest bud to the largest flower.”
A botanical and scientific dissection of the rose plant showing all the parts of a rose plant. From the roots and leaves to the stamens and rose hips.
A thornless rose, the Rosa Inermis. Painted by the famous Belgian painter and botanist Pierre-Joseph Redouté in 1817
Another beautiful botanical rose print to download by Pierre-Joseph Redoute. This is a beautiful example of a Rosa Centifolia, a cabbage rose.
I don’t know much about this rose print except that it was painted in 1883. I included it as I love the composition and the Japanese text.
The colour of this French Rose (Rosa Gallica) is gorgeous—another beautiful botanical rose print by Pierre-Joseph Redouté.
The gorgeous yellow
This lovely rose botanical painting is from ” The Canadian horticulturist (monthly), 1889.
There is a gorgeous print of a group of roses in the Temple of Flora.
Roses from the Theatrum Florae by Daniel Rabel.
Another popular showy flower to check out is the Chrysanthemum.
A collection of these vintage botanical rose prints would look fabulous on a gallery wall. I love roses so much that I have made my map roses.
Lilies also symbolize love and are a wonderful alternative to roses in a romantic bouquet.
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