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Ferns : Nature Printing

The Ferns of Great Britain & Ireland

An archival quality Limited Edition Giclee from the original nature printed plates by Henry Bradbury in 1857. The Technique of printing directly from natural objects was perfected by Alois Auer in Vienna in 1853 and taken to Britain by Henry Bradbury . In 1857 he used the new technique, which involved impressing the fern leaves into a lead plate, applying coloured inks and printing from the lead plate. It is a technique still used by artists today. 



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