Seashells were admired for many thousand of years, used as currency, tools, musical instruments and religious ritual objects. The simple but intricate beauty of a seashell depicted on this High-Quality Giclee Print stands out with the pastel blues and pinks, reminiscent of the iridescent shells we see in nature. Perfect for any ocean lover, or someone who needs to tie a coastal styled room together, this wonderful vintage illustration of sea life will be a score.
This vintage print is one of the original hand-colored engravings from Illustrations of the “Land and Fresh Water Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland,” drawn & colored by Captain Thomas Brown and published in London in 1845. These finely detailed old engravings describe some of the most beautiful indigenous shells of Great Britain & Ireland, richly colored and true to life.