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Presenting an illustration from The Ornamental Arts of Japan (1882) as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page. It is a Japanese woodcut after the original drawing by Toyeki, 16th century.

“It is worthy of note with what few and decided brush strokes the birds have been represented; and the masterly manner in which every characteristic detail has been expressed rather than clearly delineated. All the masters of this school were celebrated for their bold free-hand style of delineation, chiefly in monochrome. Birds, whose plumage offered favourable fields for the exercise of skilful single brush-stroke work, were naturally favourite subjects.”

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Chickens - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting an illustration by Sarah Noble-Ives who is also the author of Songs of the Shining Way (1899) as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“Where the Shining Way is broadest, there’s a nest;
Two fat Robins live in it,
In and out I see them flit,
And the biggest wears a gorgeous crimson vest.

We are friends, and so when I
Come to look, they do not fly,
But they chatter from the branches of the tree;
And I run down there to play,
When the sun shines, every day,
And next year they say they’ll build a nest for me.”

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My Bird Friends - free Vintage Coloring page

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Should you wish to wish someone a Happy Valentine’s Day, Curator Prime presents this free coloring page for your consideration and enjoyment. The card within the bouquet may be used to inscribe the name for whom the gift is intended, or the individual from whom the gift is given.

The illustration was sourced from Vol. 69 of The Century Illustrated magazine which collected the issues published from November 1904 through April 1905.

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happy valentine day - a free Vintage Coloring Page

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Rhymes for the Young Folk (1887) by William Allingham. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Easter Eggs (1908) from the German of Christoph von Schmid. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by M. V. Wheelhouse.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from “A New Year’s Reception” from Vick’s Illustrated Monthly (January, 1891) by Maria Barrett Butler. It was the story printed on the facing page of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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