Orchid Art

Orchid Art

Our orchid art prints are inspired by vintage botanical illustrations from the period 1600 to 1920.

We make them with superb pigmented inks and heavyweight 300gsm German fine art paper made from 100% cotton and spring water.

Orchid collecting was so popular it was almost a mania in the 18th and 19th centuries. Fortunes were spent, gained and lost seeking rare specimens from remote areas of the tropics and new world, cultivating them and selling them. Popular species included Cypripedium, dendrobium, phaelaenopsis and cattleya but thousands of species were collected. Antique prints of orchid were made to document the species for science, but also made by commercial growers to advertise the orchids to customers. As so much money was involved in orchids, some of the best botanical artists of the period were employed to help make the prints, such as Sydenham Edwards.

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Vintage botanical art by Jean Linden showing a Dendrobrium nobile orchid from China. This is a fi..
US$20.00
Vintage art from Le Jardin Fleuriste by Charles Lemaire showing a Fox Tail orchid, Aerides roseum, a..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art showing a group of orchid flowers. This is a fine art print of a lithograph..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art showing Laelia and Catteleya orchids. This is a fine art print of a lithogr..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art showing Masdevallia orchids. This is a fine art print of a lithograph made ..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art showing Ondontoglossum orchids. This is a fine art print of a lithograph ma..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art showing Ondontoglossum orchids. This is a fine art print of a lithograph ma..
US$20.00
Vintage art from Le Jardin Fleuriste by Charles Lemaire showing an orchid, Pleione wallichian. Ch..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art by Sir Joseph Paxton showing Autumnal Laelia Orchid (Laelia autumnalis) which ..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art by Sir Joseph Paxton showing Blue Bollea Orchid (Bollea coelestis) from Colomb..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art by Sir Joseph Paxton showing The Carmine Trichopil Orchid (Trichopilia coccine..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art by Jean Linden showing a Cattelya superba var. splendens orchid. This is a ..
US$20.00
Vintage art by Edward Step showing Cattleya mossiae orchid from Venezuela. This print illustrates t..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art by Jean Linden showing a Cattleya nobilor orchid from Brazil. This is a fin..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art by Jean Linden showing a Cattleya superba orchid. This is a fine art print ..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art by Jean Linden showing a Cycnoches maculatum orchid from Mexico. This is a ..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art by Jean Linden showing a Dendrobium chrysotis orchid from the Himalayas. Th..
US$20.00
Vintage art by Edward Step showing Dendrobium farmerii orchid native to East Asian countries such as..
US$20.00
Vintage botanical art by Jean Linden showing a Dendrobium hasselti orchid from Indonesia. This is..
US$20.00
Vintage art by Edward Step showing Dendrobium nobile orchid and are native to Burma, India and China..
US$20.00
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