offer rare original prints from the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries. These
prints represent the pinnacle of the graphic
process of etching, aquatinting, lithography and hand-coloring. They
are the products of the Golden
Age of Natural History Exploration.
an Original Print ?
Print is an impression made by transferring
a master image
on to paper by a device. And what do we mean
by an "Original Print"? We mean that
the artist conceived of the picture and drew
it himself. Although he may have hired someone
else to do the engraving, lithography or the
hand-colouring, the work was always done under
Not all antique
prints were signed, and those that were signed
had the signature engraved in the metal or
lithographed on the stone. No photographic
process was ever used. Consequently the prints
were limited in number merely by the wearing
away of the master image on the stone or on
the metal, and by the extensive work of the
artist to hand color each individual print.
OUR MISSION AT
ANTIQUE NATURE PRINTS IS TO PLACE RARE, HISTORICALLY
IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART IN THE HANDS OF OUR
CLIENTS. TO FACILITATE THIS, WE OFFER:
MT. BROOK GALLERY
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
Please call 205.531.3973
GALLERY ON DEMANDTM
PRINTS can bring a selection of rare antique prints
to you, for your perusal, at a location of your
choosing. We will explain the history and significance
of the prints and share interesting anecdotes about
Gilbert Johnston, Jr., of ANTIQUE NATURE PRINTS
offers an educational, entertaining talk and slide
presentation unfolding the history behind 18th
and 19th Century nature prints and the colorful
artists, scientists and artisans who created them.
Mr. Johnston's lecture credits include: Birmingham Museum of Art, The prestigious
Charleston Antiques Symposium, The Charleston Gibbs
Museum of Art, The College of Charleston, The Southeastern
Wildlife Exposition, Preservation Dallas, The Lee
Park and Arlington Hall Conservancy, The Dallas,
Texas Southern Memorial Association, The Dallas
Decorative Arts Society, Samford University, Aldridge Botanical Gardens, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts at Auburn University, as well as many garden clubs and antique
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ANTIQUE NATURE PRINTS offers specialty conservation framing, using state of
the art conservation materials and historically sensitive designs.
J. Gilbert Johnston, Jr., is a lifelong lover of art and nature and has studied these subjects extensively. He holds degrees in History and in Law. Johnston has traveled widely on six continents. He has canoed, backpacked, and kayaked throughout North America, experiencing the beauty of nature around the world, from the high arctic of Alaska and Canada, to the rainforests and volcanoes of South and Central America, from the teeming wildlife concentrations of East Africa, to the icy continent of Antarctica and the altitudes of the Himalayas.
Johnston, a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a member of the American Historical Print Collectors Society, has clients throughout the United States. His business, ANTIQUE NATURE PRINTS, is a result of the intersection of his knowledge and love of art, nature and history.
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ANTIQUE NATURE PRINTS
is a proud member of the
American Historical Print Collectors Society.