I love the current trend for pineapples to feature in home decor. That is why I have curated this stunning collection of vintage pineapple plant and fruit drawings and illustrations to download.
I confess that I am swayed by beautiful and exciting packaging; as for fruits, I think the pineapple comes in the most majestic packaging—the lovely golden armoured skin was topped with a crown of thick green leaves.
The good looks of the pineapple fruit are probably why pineapple plant drawings and prints are so popular in home decor.
Another reason will also be that pineapples are a symbol for welcome and hospitality. That is why in architecture, pineapple figures are a decorative element. Usually, in the form of plaster or carved wood, pineapples images occur in finials, pendants and door knockers.
More Interesting Facts About Pineapples
- Pineapples got their name due to their resemblance to pine cones.
- Even though pineapples are often associated with Hawaii the world’s major produces of the crop are Costa Rica, Brazil, and the Philippines.
- Did you know that the pineapple plant regenerates? That means you can plant pineapple leaves to grow a new plant.
- Pineapples take about 18-20 months to become ready to harvest.
- Pineapples ripen upside down.
- One pineapple plant can produce one pineapple at a time.
- Once harvested, pineapples don’t continue to ripen
Vintage Pineapple Illustrations and Prints to Download
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The Pineapple Drawings and Illustrations
This stunning vintage pineapple illustration was by Christoph Jakob Trew, a German physician and botanist. The pineapple drawing is believed to be painted in 1765.
I think with this gorgeous pineapple drawing the fruit is not supposed to be the main feature. As the pineapple picture is actually from a book about insects.
The drawing is by Maria Sybilla Merian a pioneering female German naturalist of the late 17th and early 18th Centuries.
Merian was one of the first naturalists to study insects directly. Merian collected and observed live insects and created detailed drawings. In her time, insects still had a reputation as “beasts of the devil”, and the process of metamorphosis was largely unknown.
Another one of Marian’s insect illustrations this time with a whole pineapple plant rather than just the fruit.
Merian was a pioneering female scientist who traveled to Dutch Surinam to study tropical insects. The pineapple drawing is from the book she published on her return in 1705 ” Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium.”
A lovely black and white pineapple drawing in a pot. The illustration is from a 1904 seed catalogue from the famous French seed company Vilmorin-Andrieux.
A 1605 black and white pineapple drawing by Claude Duret.
A beautiful watercolor of an open pineapple from the Pomological Watercolor Collection. Pineapple painting by James Shull 1919
Another beautiful illustration of a Charlotte Rothschild variety of Pineapple. Illustration by Miss May Rivers from “The Fruit Grower’s Guide” by John Wright.
A colourful pineapple illustration from the 1899 book “Birds and Nature“.
A beautiful pineapple drawing from the book “Flore médicale des Antilles” by Descourtilz & Descourtilz.
A 1772 illustration of the pineapple fruit.
Johannes Gessner painted the most detailed botany identification tables. One of the tables included this excellent pineapple drawing.
A vintage plant art print of a pineapple 1886.
A nature sketch of a pineapple from Jan Brandes, 18th century sketches of the Dutch East Indies.
I think any of these pineapple prints would look fabulous framed and then hung on the wall of the entrance to your home as a welcoming symbol. I also have a collection of vintage avocado drawings here.
Pineapples also apear on the fruit and vegetable charts of Adolphe Millot.
If you liked these pineapple prints then you should check out some of the other fabulous free vintage botanical prints available to download on Pictureboxblue.