I just came across these fantastic illustrations by French caricaturist, J.J. Grandville. They’re from 1847, which is at least half of what I love about them! Stuff with so much history behind it really mesmerises and fascinates me, so this was a real treasure – over 150 years old!
These particular illustrations are part of a series of satirical botanical illustrations titled Les Fleurs Animées – The Flowers Personified.
Scanned versions of his original etched illustrations are available here if you’d like to see more!