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Ferns

Discover genuine antique prints of ferns.

Ferns have always been a popular subject matter in art. Perhaps it's their elegant shapes and relaxing colours? However, the Victorians went crazy for ferns!

Victorian decorative arts used fern motifs everywhere. This craze for ferns was even given a name " Pteridomania", meaning "Fern Mania."

Ferns were not studied much until about 1830. This made them a great source of new discoveries. Many naturalists hunted worldwide for ferns. Victorian artists and printmakers created excellent engravings and lithographs of ferns.

Here's a big selection of genuine antique prints of ferns for you to choose from. Ferns have elegant shapes and restful colours so make timeless home decor.

Tree Ferns
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24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches).This antique illustration was made in the 1860s by William Rhind from his work portraying many well known, useful plants. William Rhind was a prominent Victorian botanist who lectured in Botany in Aberdeen, Scotland. J.Bishop and William Fitch were his illustrators. Sir J..
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Wilson's Film Fern
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24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches). Hymenophyllum unilateraleworldwide. This original antique lithograph was made in 1857 by Edward Joseph Lowe. The gorgeous coloring and elegant fern shapes help give his fern prints a style that will never date. This print is an authentic antique, not a reproduction. It ..
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Polypodiaceae Aspidieae (4x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches)This vintage photogravure is by Karl Blossfeldt and is over 75 years old. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing hidden elegance and beauty. This is an original photogravure and not a reprod..
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Common Brake Fern (Pteris aquilina)
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27.5 x 21 cm (10.8 x 8.3 inches).This is an antique, hand finished chromolithograph from a work by James Britten, who was an English botanist in the Victorian era. He worked in the Department of Botany at the British Museum and was editor of the Journal of Botany for 45 years. This print was made in..
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Scene In A New Zealand Forest Near Porirua
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50 x 35 cm (21.75 x 14 inches). This large and beautiful vintage lithograph about New Zealand Maori people is from George French Angas's (1822 - 1886) work "The New Zealanders Illustrated". In 2009 a set was sold by Christies in New York for US$16,000. The ones we are offering are from a superb limi..
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Regal Tree Fern (Double sized print)
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34.5 x 26.0 cm (13.5 x 10.5 inches).There is a central fold, as issued and shown in the picture.Cibotium regaleMexico, Hawaii, PhilippinesThis lithograph is from L'Illustration Horticole by Jean Jules Linden, one of the finest botanical periodicals first published in Belgium in 1854. It aimed educa..
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23.5 x 16.2 cm (9.25 x 6.4 inches)Polysticum filix and Equisetum arveuseThis fascinating hand coloured botanical lithograph was made in Milan in 1847 by Ambrogio Robiati. Under each illustration is a detailed description in Italian in attractive Italic font.This is a genuine antique, not a reproduct..
US$60.00
Oak Fern
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23 x 15cm (9 x 6 inches). Dryopteris These rare, intricately detailed prints were made by Henry Bradbury in 1859 using the ingenious nature printing technique, which used real specimens to make the metal printing plates. They are amazingly life like, capturing the fine detail of each fern. The pri..
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Soft Prickly Shield Fern
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23 x 15cm (9 x 6 inches). Polystichum angulare These rare, intricately detailed prints were made by Henry Bradbury in 1859 using the ingenious nature printing technique, which used real specimens to make the metal printing plates. They are amazingly life like, capturing the fine detail of each fern..
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Soft Prickly Shield Fern
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23 x 15cm (9 x 6 inches). Polystichum angulare var proliferum wollastoni These rare, intricately detailed prints were made by Henry Bradbury in 1859 using the ingenious nature printing technique, which used real specimens to make the metal printing plates. They are amazingly life like, capturing th..
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Tall Buckler Fern
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23 x 15cm (9 x 6 inches). Lastrea Cristata var uliginosa These rare, intricately detailed prints were made by Henry Bradbury in 1859 using the ingenious nature printing technique, which used real specimens to make the metal printing plates. They are amazingly life like, capturing the fine detail of..
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Polypodium Vulgare (7x), Ribes (5x), Pteridium Aquilinium (5
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Fern, Rose Hips, Brake FernThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying ..
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Adiantum Pedatum (8 And 12x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).American Maidenhair FernThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying cam..
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