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  • “The Ferns of Great Britain & Ireland ”
Capturing the exact details of a plant or insect by printing directly from the natural object has been the goal of printers for hundreds of years. Eighteenth century attempts failed due to the fragility of the dried plants and the processes of the day. In the Nineteenth century printers realized they could first impress the object into another, harder material and print from that. Wood softened by steam and various types of metal were used to make a mould of the plants, coloured inks were then applied and the image was transferred to paper. Conservation Limited Editon Giclee/200

Ferns of Great Britain & Ireland 50


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The Ferns of Great Britain & Ireland

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.

 Size of image 386 x 492mm

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  2. Printing from the actual object! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Sep 2011

    Good to see such talent at work. I can't match that.



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