Explore nature past and present by mixing eco-friendly and affordable modern handmade colorful plant silhouettes, and vintage hundred-year-old prints.
Antique Botanical Prints by Anne Pratt
Anne Pratt (1806-1893) from Kent, England, is one of the best known botanical illustrators of the Victorian age. She wrote and published over 20 books. Although she was self-taught, she was said to be responsible for popularizing Botany. Pratt developed her education in Botany due to poor health and a stiff knee as a child, which encouraged her to draw to occupy herself.
Each artwork is hand-drawn directly from nature, and reveals the elegant details that make each plant unique by the use of silhouettes. Each botanical print is also unique because they are limited to 100 hand signed, numbered and titled prints.
In 1793 James Pattison Cockburn (18 March 1779 – 18 March 1847) entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. Between 1816–22 Cockburn produced drawings in sepia as he traveled between the Alps, Italy and Switzerland. He drew vast panoramas, mountain passes, street scenes, and market places