This small family-run business in the heart of Innsbruck is a one-stop shop for art lovers, offering both elegant prints and etchings as well a selection of fine frames to go with them.
In fact, there are two Boschi shops in Innsbruck. Both offer not only a selection of prints and etchings but also the accessories you need to make them stand out from the crowd, first and foremost passe-partouts and elegant frames in all styles and designs.
The frame game
Further services include gold-leaf application and similar traditional techniques. Boschi also has its own in-house workshop for repairing and restoring old and damaged frames. Little wonder that many institutions in Innsbruck, such as the City Archive and the City Museum, as well as numerous art galleries throughout the region are regular customers for many years now.
As well as the framing side of the business, Boschi is also a renowned art dealer in its own right specialising in prints and etchings. Prints made using relief printing, gravure printing and flat printing were among the first works of art produced by humans. The earliest copperplate engravings date back to the 15th century; lithographs began to appear around 1800. Antiquariat Boschi stocks thousands of original prints and engravings dating from the period around 1550 right through to the 1920s. Particular focus is placed on xylographs, prints made from wood carvings. This technique gained great popularity in the 19th century, when it was often used for landscapes and decorative depictions of everything from plants and flowers to the military as well as to produce early posters advertising products and services.