is a trading name of Fine Art Reproductions. We are a small, specialist family
We started working in the Art business just over 15 years
ago marketing original paintings via mail-order and at art sales in various locations
across the UK.
Most of the artworks that we marketed at the time were original
contemporary paintings but we also commissioned painted reproductions of many
older and more famous artworks - reproduced from our own library of antique out-of-copyright
prints that we started building at the time.
Despite the high cost of commissioning high quality painted
works (still the same situation today), they proved popular with many of our customers.
of high quality Giclée printing a few years ago, provided us with the opportunity
to produce very high quality reproduction artworks on traditional canvas material
- making the world's famous masterpieces available for many more people to enjoy
for a fraction of the previous cost.
We started marketing our Old Masters on the Internet in 2004
and today we have thousands of customers across the world.
entire world of Art is fascinating, stimulating and diverse. Contemporary art
is an exciting, challenging and dynamic area but there is something very special
about Old Master paintings. These are the works of art that have really stood
the test of time - works that, in some cases many hundreds of years after they
were painted, are still regarded as masterpieces.
As well as demonstrating the immense skill of the artists
and painters of years gone by, Old Masters capture the history of their time and
convey it to us in a unique and absorbing way.
In a world that existed before the invention of photography,
these paintings were the precious medium used to visually communicate important
images of the people, ideas and events of the time.
Henry VIII of England famously sent Hans Holbein (The Younger) to Europe to paint
a potential bride, Anne of Cleves. When he saw the resulting painting he immediately
decided to marry her - just one example of how art changed the course of history
Today our Old Masters represent an historic catalogue of some
of the most compelling images ever produced - now available for everyone to enjoy
We digitally retouch our digital images before printing to ensure that the quality
of the reproduction is as close to the original as possible.
many instances, this can be a major challenge as the original work of art may
be hundreds of years old and be in very poor condition.
Our general policy is to remove obvious blemishes where it
is possible to do so without affecting the overall integrity. Where we cannot
remove marks, lines, varnish marks or other blemishes without visibly altering
the representation of the original work of art, we do not attempt to do so.
Overwhelmingly we seek not to comprise the original work by
stylising it. We seek to ensure that your ‘Old Master’ is as close
a representation of the original work as it possibly can be.
'giclée' derived from the French term ‘to-spray’, was coined
to differentiate this type of fine-art print from prints produced using a conventional
Giclée prints are produced using a far wide range of
coloured inks than conventional prints producing truly vibrant, accurate colour
reproductions with wide tonal ranges.
can also be produced on traditional media, such as canvas - previously impossible
without using expensive screen-printing techniques.
Further information regarding Giclee printing is available
Fine Art Reproductions
The Cottage, Pine Grove
United Kingdom, GU20 6AW
Tel +44 (0)7973 336648