John Curtis (1791 –1862) was an English entomologist and illustrator. At the age of 16 he became an apprentice at a local lawyer's office in Norwich but devoted his spare time to studying and drawing insects and, with insect collecting becoming a growing craze, he found he could make a living selling the specimens he found. In 1824 he began his greatest achievement, ‘British Entomology: Being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of Insects Found in Great Britain and Ireland’, widely considered one of the finest works on the subject of the nineteenth century. By the end of 1856 Curtis was totally blind and receiving a civil list pension initially of £150 a year.
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Each piece of Musée Art is printed to order on fine art heavyweight 312 GSM acid free paper and mounted onto art board ready for framing or freestanding display.
Free Standing Display
Display your print right out of the box, each one is ready to stand on your shelf or mantle.
Each piece of artwork in the Musée gallery has been resized to work perfectly with International 'A' paper sizes.
All you need to think about when framing your Musée artwork is that it needs tobe in the appropriate A sized frame.
This means that no part of your artworkwill be lost to cropping when choosing frame sizes. It also means thateverything will work proportionately in gallery walls, and print sets.
Our papers are loved for their vibrant tonal range and the handmade feel of their beautiful texture. They are 100% cotton based which gives an aesthetic expected with traditional fine art techniques.
Each piece is printed to order in house in our own print studio and delivered in sustainable packaging.
All Musée museum quality prints are professionally mounted on 2.4mm acid free art board ready to free stand or frame. Mounted prints also help to preserve the qualty of the edges and keep the prints perfectly flat with no risk of cockling. Cockling is the process by which a print starts to ripple due to changing levels of ambient moisture which are naturally present in the air in all our homes. Also, when you decide to either change your Musée artwork in your frames or swap them out for a new find, a Musée mounted print will stay flat and safe whilst in storage.
All Musée prints are mounted on acid free 2.4 mm mount board ready for framing or free standing display.
312 gsm Paper
All muséee prints are reproduced on the finest quality 312 gsm museum archival acid free paper.
100% natural cotton based paper has a beautiful fine textured finish.