Based on original illustrations, these vintage Natural History Museum print sets at Made will add some interest to your walls.
The original illustrations were the work of top explorers from a bygone age, recording what they found and what they saw in incredible detail in an era when that was pretty much the only way to record them.
No video, no portable cameras, just a notebook, a keen eye and some incredible skill in capturing the moment as a piece of art for the people back home to see.
These days it all seems rather quaint, but in centuries past this was quite revealing. Fast forward to the 21st-century and we can enjoy the work once more as wall art, brightening up a room as well as creating a retro talking point.
Made has gone through the Natural History Museum archive, picking out groups of prints (or individual prints), framing them up and selling them for a reasonable price considering these are sold in wooden frames, ready to hang.
At the top of the page is a set of 3 prints featuring drawings from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, John Reeves’ Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China, and a toucan illustration by Jacques Barraband.
Working down the page, you can see a triptych whale print, which is a combination of work from Archibald Thorburn, John Reeves and Dr Hermann Burmeister, a large Flamingo watercolour by Claude Finch-Davies and a watercolour by Ralph Stennett in 1805, alongside a piece inspired by the work of Pierre Joseph Redouté, J.J Hormann and Maria Sibylla Merian.
So many more too, so do have a look at the full range. Prices vary depending on the size and the finish, but they go from £49 through to £149.