Our Russell-Cotes Art on Demand store has been created to enable you to have your own pictures from the world-renowned Russell-Cotes fine art collections. Choose from over 800 stunning images and select your product from the range available, including fine art prints, framed pictures, canvases and posters, all made to order to your specification and using the highest quality printing processes, delivered direct to your door.
All our papers and frames are farmed from FSC sustainable sources. This means we comply with the highest social and environmental standards on the market. These beautiful, affordable and meaningful products will transform your home or work space. They make the perfect gift too and can be delivered direct to most countries in the world.
Every purchase you make from our site helps to support the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (Registered Charity no. 306288). This is one of the UK’s most fascinating and unique heritage sites and one of the world’s quirkiest small museums.
As public funding for the Museum diminishes, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is rising to the challenge by developing income from other sources. Every purchase you make here makes a positive difference to the sustainability of the Museum. Thank you for supporting us by making a purchase here.
Of international standing, most of the collection at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum was gifted to the people of Bournemouth, on England’s south coast, by Sir Merton Russell-Cotes, the flamboyant English collector (1835-1921). It includes works by Rossetti, De Morgan, Moore, Landseer, Etty, Grimshaw, Moore, Frith and Hughes amongst others. All together this makes for an eclectic and stunning collection of art with subject areas from nudes to seascapes and from war art to animals.
Men such as Merton Russell-Cotes fuelled the huge boom in art in the UK in the mid to late 1800s, eager to display their affluence and assert their taste for contemporary art with easily comprehensible works, chiefly of the British school.
Though founded on the commercial success of an hotelier (he was the proprietor of the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth), in terms of generosity to the public, Russell-Cotes’ collection followed the examples of other great benefactors and self-made men such as Robert Vernon who left his collection of British art to the nation in 1847 (Tate); John Sheepshanks (V&A); Lord Leverhulme (Lady Lever Gallery) and Sir Henry Tate (Tate).