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  • Archival Limited Edition Giclee after original Nature-printing by Henry Bradbury, Ferns of Great Britain & Ireland amid a fern craze in Victorian Britain.
  • Please note-Framed items seen here illustrate the interior decor potential of this series of Archival Limited Edition Giclee prints and are NOT included with this purchase.

Giclee Botany Nature Print Fern Britain Ireland Bradbury


Product Description

Botanical, Fern, Lastea filix, Henry Bradbury, Ferns of Great Britain & Ireland, Limited Edition, Giclee

Archival Limited Edition print using cotton paper & light safe Giclee inks after the original Nature-Print of Lastrea filx by Henry Bradbury for The Ferns of Britain and Ireland, published in London in 1857.

Features a large single fern frond showing the underside of the blade with numerous tapering pinnae round spores on the underside of the blade. The frond curves up to the right. The original lead plate that bore the impression was tinted with yellow green ink and sepia for the spores and the rhizome roots.

Issued with Limited Edition Certificate  /200 including additional information

Print Size = 38.6 cm x 54.5 cm (15 1/3 x 28 inch)

Henry Riley Bradbury, The Victorian Fern Craze & Nature Printing

Bradbury was a printing author from a family skilled in the printing industry. Victorian Britain was a dynamic society adapting to the a new order of mechanization together with new scientific knowledge, in-particular botanical science. With all interest in botanical magazines documenting new colonial discoveries a fern-hunting craze manifested amoug amateur botanists. All things with a fern motif were answering this new trend. It is no wonder that a publisher looking for success would tackle"The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland". To illustrate the scientific text he sought out and used for the first time in England a newly invented technique by an Austrian, Alois Auer. The invention used an impression from the specimen by using a plate of hard steel and a plate of soft lead. The detailed specimen mould was straight from nature.was then inked up, often with two colors and printed onto the paper. Bradbury improved Auer's technique by electroplating the soft lead plate to make it more durable and improve clarity.

Other Details

G Botany:
British Fern
Henry Bradbury:
Alois Auer
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