Vintage botanical prints portraying exotic tropical flowers, fruits and plants from Java. The original drawings were made by Madame Berthe Hoola van Nooten to illustrate a 19th century book about the flora of the island. All illustrations were digitally restored and cleaned, they are available as art print in different sizes in my store.
Restoring vintage botanical illustrations is a recent project I just started, but I plan to continue with new additions from time to time. My family has been running an antique book shop for decades so I’ve been fortunate to hold some really beautiful, rare old books in my hands over the years. Some of the antique botanical books have gorgeous illustrations with strikingly beautiful and delicate details – I find the process of digitally restoring them to how they could look like centuries ago when they were originally printed very satisfying.