Limited Edition Framed Cyanotype - 1

Limited Edition Framed Cyanotype - 1

£315.00 £350.00

One of a collection of 14 unique botantical Cyanotypes handmade by French artists at Invincible Été and commissioned by Birdie. Each artwork is unique, made entirely by hand on high quality vellum and manually embossed.  The artists’ inspiration came from the work of English botantist Anne Atkins (1799-1871) - the first to use the cyanotype technique. These one off pieces look stunning either grouped together or as stand alone pieces.

Framed size 53cm x 43cm



The Story

These wonderful botanical Cyanotype prints are made entirely by hand and have been carefully printed onto vintage vellum paper. Created by the new French brand Invincible Été (meaning Invincible Summer), they are a uniquely poetic interpretation of the traditional Cyanotype process.

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a deep cyan-blue print and was discovered by the scientist Sir John Herschel in 1842 as a means to reproduce diagrams. This unique process creates a cyan blue silhouette when an object is placed on a reactive surface and develops in UV light, and was later used by engineers in the 20th century to produce blueprints. Herschel inspired his friend, Anna Atkins, a botanist, who made cyanotype images of the flora she collected, earning her place as a founding mother of photography.

Birdie has carefully selected fourteen striking prints to either sit together in small curated groups or to work as stand alone pieces. Each print has been embossed manually and has been framed in a bespoke box frame with the paper carefully float mounted to accentuate the natural texture of the surface.