Fern Prints and Botanical Art For Sale

We have the largest selection of fern prints and fern art available.  Our antique fern prints are of the highest quality reproductions available of the Original Botanical images.  These classic prints are perfect for decorating your home or office with and Prices start at $6.50 for a 5×7 print.

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        A fern is any one of a group of about 12,000 species of plants belonging to the botanical group known as Pteridophyta. Unlike mosses, they have xylem and phloem (making them vascular plants). They have stems, leaves, and roots like other vascular plants. Ferns reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers.  Ferns first appear in the fossil record 360 million years ago in the Carboniferous but many of the current families and species did not appear until roughly 145 million years ago in the early Cretaceous (after flowering plants came to dominate many environments).

  Look around at our ever growing gallery of fern prints, fern art and original botanical prints.



Antique Fern Prints: This is a collection of 17 drawings from “The Ferns of India” that was published in 1880.  Each has been carefully restored to display the original colors and details.

Prices start at $6.50 for a 5×7 print and we print up to 16×20 inches.  Email us for a custom size or a special need.

 

                    

These are a series of Prints that were created in  in the 1880s by Jackson D. Brown. 

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      Ferns are not of major economic importance, but some are grown or gathered for food, as ornamental plants, for remediating contaminated soils, and have been the subject of research for their ability to remove some chemical pollutants from the air. Some are significant weeds. They also play a role in mythology, medicine, and art.  They are older than the dinosaurs. They were thriving on Earth for two hundred million years before the flowering plants evolved.   The word ~fern~ is from the old Anglo-Saxon ~fearn~ meaning ~feather.~ Like feathers, the leaves of most ferns are delicate and divided.

 

 

      Also known as ~Devil Brushes.~ In England it is believed that hanging dried ferns in the house will protect all the inhabitants from thunder and lightning damage. It is believed that it may rain when the ferns are cut or burnt. The bracken seed of the plant is said to provide magical qualities if you place a few in the pocket – invisibility being the most notable. It is also believed that treading on a fern will cause the traveler to become confused and lose his way.

 

 

      Illustrated books on ferns were first published in the first half of the 17th and  later in the 18th century.  The  advances in printing and  paper-making technologies in the mid 1800s allowed  an expanded buying public and the production of numerous works. This period saw the publication of many botanical magazines modeled on the success of William Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. Both black-and-white and color reproduction reached a standard that has never since been surpassed, largely owing to the skills developed by artists, engravers and printers, in response to the demands of the botanists. The development of lithography(color printing)  in the 1800s allowed many botanical artists to produce their own plates and produced an “explosion” in the creation of fern illustrations.