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Family Copies is a highly respected company reproducing fine paintings for collections, auction houses, museums, interior designers and private clients for over 30 years.


In the mid eighties, when the rest of the world were relying on individual painters to copy a painting by hand, Derek Bird refined and further developed the oleographic process, invented in Paris in 1900.

Over the subsequent three decades, with the advent of exceptional digital printing technology, our paintings are perfectly reproduced time and again. Substrates are chosen closely matching the original picture - primarily canvas, 

watercolour paper or board; and laboriously hand-finished by our highly-skilled specialists who apply the most critical top coats of varnish to ensure your painting is indistinguishable from the original. 


Our pictures have always been highly respected in the fine art world and are known for being the most faithful reproductions anywhere in the world today; this is perhaps why Family Copies has been commissioned to reproduce many paintings from collections, auction houses, museums and private clients.

"We were delighted when we were referred to Family Copies prior to the sale of one of our paintings, which was beautifully copied and is now hanging in our new house."

Private Client

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