Sunday, 3 August 2008
A Fallen Tree Desktop
To set off my latest desktop, I have chosen Fallen Tree in Bolton Park, Yorkshire, one of a set of bookplates from Eidodendron, Views of the general Character and Appearance of Trees, foreign and indigenous connected with Picturesque Scenery, 1827 by Henry William Burgess, of London, England. H.W. Burgess had spent some years as landscape painter to William IV of England, from 1826, a year before Eidodendron was published.
The illustrations are now in the public domain.
Information about Burgess can be found here and here.
I hope you like this rather dark desktop, I tried to do something a little bit different and used a brush by Ginny Hopping from Bunny's Attic as well as giving the desktop a more grungier feel.
You will find a zip file of three different sizes here.