Wednesday 28 August 2013

An Oak Fern printed directly from Nature (1857)

Nature printing is a process whereby a natural object is somehow used directly to create a print (HERE).

Below is a nature printed image of an Oak Fern (Polypodium Dryopteris) from a book by Thomas Moore (1821-1887) - The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland; Edited by John Lindley. Nature-printed by Henry Bradbury. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. 

A digitised copy of the book is available HERE.