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- About custom prints
- UK standard delivery £5 (FREE on orders £35 and over*)
- Europe standard delivery £20
- Rest of the world standard delivery £30
*UK only. Excludes custom prints. Does not apply to exhibition tickets, events, courses and Memberships.
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RETURNSIf you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, most items are eligible for a full refund when returned within 28 days.
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We use fine art paper sourced from UK paper mills for our prints. The paper type has been chosen to best suit the original artwork.
Acid free, extra thick smooth white mount board with a white core.
Please note that a copyright line is included under the image.
Clear acrylic. We use clear acrylic glazing for safety and longevity.
Finished and framed by hand in Sussex by skilled craftsmen using responsibly sourced solid wood mouldings. The finished product has a taped back and is supplied ready to hang.
Each print is made-to-order and carefully packaged to ensure safe transportation.
Prints and frames handmade in England
V&A Custom Prints are high quality art prints of images from across the V&A collections. From Japanese woodblock prints to book illustration, textile designs and photography this collection of prints offers a glimpse into the rich and diverse nature of the V&A. The process is simple: select an image, choose your preferred size and frame and then place your order. Each artwork is giclée printed using archival quality inks. Made in England on the Sussex coast, our prints are hand finished and framed by skilled craftsmen using responsibly sourced solid wood mouldings and carefully packaged and delivered directly to your door.
Cecil Beaton began to pursue photography at a very early age. As a teenager he spent many hours attempting to recreate the look of glamorous society portraits using his sisters, Nancy and Baba, as models. His career took off in the mid 1920s, when he began to contribute photographs and illustrations to Vogue magazine. His first solo exhibition in London in 1927 established him as one of the leading fashion photographers and portraitists of his generation. In July 1939, he received a telephone call from the lady-in-waiting of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Consort of King George VI, to photograph her. The photographs of the British royal family by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-80) were central to shaping the monarchy's public image in the mid-20th century. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was still a young princess when she first sat for Beaton in 1942. Over the next three decades he would be invited to photograph the Queen on many significant occasions, including her Coronation Day in 1953.