Decorated papers : three centuries of European printed decorated papers

An exhibition of printed decorated papers
9 May – 24 June 2023
at the St Bride Foundation, London

The exhibition includes over 200 papers from the early 18th century to the present day from Germany, Italy, France and Britain. A variety of techniques were employed including engraved metal plates, carved fruitwood blocks and lithography. From the sumptuous gold and silver to the most humble serving only to disguise printers’ waste, they all found a place in the book trade hierarchy.

St Bride Foundation
14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street,
EC4Y 8EQ London (UK)

Opening times: Monday – Friday 10:00-18:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00

Please note: the exhibition space is not always open on Mondays and Tuesdays due to its dual usage. Please contact St Bride Foundation at before you come to avoid disappointment.