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Daniel Maclise art prints and posters

This famous 19th Century artist was best known as a painter of historic scenes, of genre and of portrait. He was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1806 and died in London in 1870.

Maclise united in his work the distinction of the Scots and the cheerful irony of the Irish. Though originally studying to work in a bank, Maclise soon switched to art at Cork and also completed serious anatomical studies. By the time he arrived in London in July 1827, he had formed a real talent for portraiture.

His studies at the Royal Academy Schools augured his brilliance. In 1829 he was given a Gold Medal, accompanied by an offer of a fund for travel, which he refused. In the same year, his success at his debut exhibition at the Royal Academy was continued in the following years in his exhibitions of portraits, which were also well received. His gifts to the Royal Academy of 81 etchings of portraits of famous people and to the British Institute of two genre paintings, further enhanced his reputation among the artistic establishment.

An Associate of the Royal Academy by 1836, he was honoured by the French in becoming an Académicien in 1840. In 1846 he became a Member of the Stockholm Academy and in the same year he was commissioned to decorate the new Parliament Palace in Paris. Among his works for this commission, which lasted 18 years, were Wellington and Blücher and The Death of Nelson. In 1866 he refused the Presidency of the Royal Academy with the same simplicity of character which persuaded him to refuse other titled offices.

Maclise also completed a famous series of frescoes in the House of Lords. Later, the death of his dear sister caused him inconsolable grief. His health steadily declined and he died in 1870.

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Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.

Perspex or glass

Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.


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Backing board

Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.

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In the Design Studio

We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.

Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.