Susan Calloway Fine Arts
Nature-Printed British Ferns: Being Figures and Descriptions of the Species and Varieties of Ferns found in the United Kingdom, written by Thomas Moore, nature-printed by Henry Bradbury and published by Bradbury and Evans in London in 1863. These beautiful prints were produced during the fern craze (1850-1890), dubbed "pteridomania" in Victorian England, using a process which began with pressing actual specimens in lead, then transferring the image by electrotype to a copper plate, and then printing and hand-coloring each one. This process allowed the reproduction of the finest details. Some plates are almost three-dimensional.
Since opening her gallery in Washington, D.C., almost 20 years ago, Susan Calloway has developed a following that ranges from young couples buying their first “real” work of art to celebrated interior designers like Tom Pheasant and Frank Babb Randolph. Her clients, be they first-timers or seasoned collectors, benefit from her sense of style, refined taste, and unswerving commitment to quality. Susan's L.A. based daughter, Anna Calloway, has recently joined the business, and represents the gallery on the West Coast.