Print making is classed as one of the fine arts.
In the olden days, each print was considered an original, not a copy.
Prints were made from a printing block, usually made of copper, steel, wood or stone.
Often the prints would be printed with black ink and then hand painted by an artist, making each print unique.
Our fine art prints are inspired by art from the 18th century to 1950s.
We selected the images from our vast archive for their excellence and enduring appeal.
Many are based on illustrations by some of the finest artists of the day such as the bird artist John Gould, the botanical artist Pierre Redoute, and the Vero Shaw who specialized in dogs and horses.
Have a look at examples of our fine art prints inspired by Gould, Redoute and Shaw which are shown below.