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The Magical World of Illustration Gallery

Tell stories in your space with illustrations

Throughout history, people have used illustration to tell their stories. The earliest recorded illustrations appeared in the cave paintings as early as 15,000 BC. In the Middle Ages illustrations started to appear in manuscripts and in the 14th century woodcuts and engraved prints brought images, ideas, and entertainment to a wider audience. With the start of the Industrial Revolution in the mid-1700s, printing technology improved rapidly and illustration became more common in daily life, appearing in books and newspapers. In the 1800's publishers realised that illustrations helped to sell, books, magazines and increase advertising revenue so the illustration profession grew as more art was commissioned.

Choose from 16,316 pictures in our The Magical World of Illustration collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Fine Art Storehouse.


Life of Martin Luther (1483-1546) Featured The Magical World of Illustration Print

Life of Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Vintage illustration features the life of Martin Luther (1483-1546), a German professor of theology, composer, priest, and Augustinian monk whose efforts to reform the theology and practice of the Catholic Church launched the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. Lutheranism is one of the largest branches of Protestantism that identifies with the teachings of Martin Luther

Antique illustration of humanized flowers and plants Featured The Magical World of Illustration Print

Antique illustration of humanized flowers and plants

Humanized and artistic, antique botanical illustrations available in a selection of products to colour and decorate any space

874048592, Humanized

Dame Of Dover Featured The Magical World of Illustration Print

Dame Of Dover

Illustration of a woman wading into the sea with the white cliffs of Dover

© A Roberta Murray, Red Deer, Alberta

1257850177