This book, entitled ‘The Universe’, was published in 1884 in black and white. Given the subject matter, I don’t suppose that would have been the author’s ideal – but colour printing was so expensive in those days.
The illustrations are beautiful and very detailed wood engravings – to which I have added colour using inks and watercolours.
The book lent itself to the creation of a peaceful scene, with bees buzzing and birds nesting, feeding and generally going about their daily business. All is well in the Universe . . . .