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20 Free Vintage Pineapple Fruit and Plant Drawings

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

To download a higher resolution of the pineapple drawings just click the title above the image you want.

vintage pineapple drawings

The Pineapple Drawings and Illustrations

1. 1765 Pineapple Drawing – Christoph Jakob Trew

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.

1765 Pineapple drawing

2. 1705 Pineapple Illustration With Insects

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. 

pineapple with insects

3. Pineapple Plant Drawing With Insects – 1705

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.”

pineapple plant with insects

4. Black and White Pineapple Drawing

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.

black and white pineapple print

5. 1605 Black & White Pineapple Illustration

A 1605 black and white pineapple drawing by Claude Duret.

6. Pomological Watercolour Pineapple

A beautiful watercolor of an open pineapple from the Pomological Watercolor Collection. Pineapple painting by James Shull 1919

Pineapple watercolor

7. Rothschild Pineapple Drawing

Another beautiful illustration of a Charlotte Rothschild variety of Pineapple. Illustration by Miss May Rivers from “The Fruit Grower’s Guide” by John Wright.

8. 1899 Pineapple Illustration

A colourful pineapple illustration from the 1899 book “Birds and Nature“.

9. 1827 Pineapple Illustration

A beautiful pineapple drawing from the book “Flore médicale des Antilles” by Descourtilz & Descourtilz.

9. 1772 Pineapple Drawing

A 1772 illustration of the pineapple fruit.

Vintage pineapple drawings and pineapple wall art prints free to download.

18. Johannes Gessner Botany Print

Johannes Gessner painted the most detailed botany identification tables. One of the tables included this excellent pineapple drawing.

Vintage botany Plant table 23 Hexandria plants

19. Pineapple from Martin Gerlach’s “Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe“.

A vintage plant art print of a pineapple 1886.

stylalized lithograph of pineapples, peppers and corn

20. Jan Brandes Pineapple

A nature sketch of a pineapple from Jan Brandes, 18th century sketches of the Dutch East Indies.

Jan Brandes Pineapple vintage sketch

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.


Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Thanks for sharing this lovely collection at Vintage Charm!


Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Thank you, you’re welcome.

Julie Briones

Sunday 25th of August 2019

Sharing this with my sister, Claire! She is re-doing her kitchen in a Hawaiin feel. :-) Thanks for sharing at TTA!


Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Ooh, that sounds like a fun kitchen.

Sylvia | Grace for a Gypsy

Saturday 17th of August 2019

I love decorating with pineapples! Thanks for the printables!


Sunday 18th of August 2019

Me too I have a load of pineapple crafts and decorations in my home.