Free Vintage Clipart for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Portrait of a Victorian Lady with Scarlet Geraniums, 1893

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride:
I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this,
in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

A black and white illustration from 1893. This image shows a portrait of a Victorian lady enclosed in a round frame surrounded by scarlet geraniums.

Despite popular belief, red geraniums are not real geraniums. The red-flowered species is actually a pelargonium. The most common red cultivar is Pelargonium x hortorum. It is thought that Wiccans may believe how red geraniums planted near doorways can ward against illness entering the house. In the language of flowers, red geraniums represent feelings of love, passion, and romantic attachment.

You can download this antique engraving as a free 5" x 7" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here. You are welcome to use it for collage, papercrafts, scrapbooking or other graphic design projects.

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