UNFRAMED PRINT SIZE: A4 / 210 x 297mm / 21 x 29.7cm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches
FRAMED SIZE: 310 x 397mm / 31 x 39.7cm / 12.2 x 15.6 inches
Frame options: Oak with mount, White with mount, Black with mount, Putty with mount
Giclee printed on paper stock: Aquarelle Rag 310gsm.
(The finest quality, archival, acid-free paper. Aquarelle Rag is a beautifully textured paper, similar to that of traditional watercolour. It’s natural white tone highlights the colour intensity of different pigments, including blacks.)
Printed in England
Authentication label on reverse
Please note: Our framers are recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild for their quality because the custom frames have tightly pinned corners, and are made from precision cut wood in England, made bespoke for each order. All our frames are glazed with our Clarity+ Perspex. It's cut from the highest quality acrylic sheet that's both crystal clear, but also safe and filters out 99% of UV light to protect the artwork.
Slowly emerging out of the deep, as the sun dries the paper and the image appears, Rowan MacGregor’s limited edition print series captures a moment in time.
We commissioned Somerset-based artist Rowan MacGregor to create a series of cyanotypes to be made into a new collection of Fine Art prints inspired by the story of the first book of photography. Using her delicate paper-cuts of native flowers, Rowan suspends frosty silhouettes of snowdrops, rose-hips and wild strawberries in deep indigo blue, stained by the light.
Cyanotypes, or shadowgraphs, as they were first known is a process that has remained virtually unchanged since its invention in 1842 by the astronomer and scientist Sir John Herschel. Remarkably Herschel invented this process as a way to copy his notes, making ‘blueprints’ as they are still called today. It was a family friend, the botanist Anna Atkins who saw the potential in the process and, in 1843, created what is thought to be the first book of published photographs, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions.
Rowan manages to capture this same spirit of discovery and adventure in these new prints. There is also a calmness about them, a fragility that feels as though they could vanish with the wind.