The archive has a range of different photographic prints available for purchase.
A vintage print is a print that was made close to the time the photograph was taken. There are a large number of signed and unsigned vintage prints, which date from throughout Terence’s career, from the late 1950s until 1996. They are in most instances silver gelatin prints, many from the 1970s and 1980s hand-printed by Terence himself.
Early prints dating from the 1950s and 60s are in most cases ‘work’ prints – they were produced to develop the magazine or advertising layouts in which the image would eventually appear rather than as fine art prints to exhibit.
Vintage Contact Prints
The Archive also holds a number of unique vintage contact prints – small photographs made by laying the negative directly onto the surface of the light sensitive paper. Terence Donovan meticulously reviewed his contact sheets, indicating his selected frames by piercing them with a pen or marking them with a chinagraph pencil. He discarded the contact prints of the frames he did not want used, keeping only those that he felt good enough to print or publish. These small, original contact prints of single frames (some more than fifty years old) were kept with his negatives and remain in his archive. They provide an important insight into Terence Donovan’s working process and give us vital information about which shots he felt were most successful from the many hundreds of thousands of photographs taken.
The Archive has a range of posthumous limited edition prints available for purchase which includes some of Terence Donovan’s most iconic images. These are fine art silver gelatin photographs made from the original Donovan negative, archivally hand-printed by a master printer and authenticated by Terence’s widow, Diana Donovan.
Please contact the archive for further information regarding print sizes and prices.