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I wish to use my great grandfathers pre-Raphaelite art images

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I wish to use my great grandfathers pre-Raphaelite art images as basis for cross stitch and tapestry charts I wish to sell. Many of the images were sold to museums, he died in 1922 and I am not sure how we sit in terms of copyright
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Any copyright that there was expired 70 years after your great grandfather's death. There are no copyright issues to be concernd with.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The fact that paintings are owned by the museums - do we need permission or can we reproduce ??

Ownership is not relevant, ownership of copyright is the relevant factor and there is no remaining copyright.
Anyone can go into a museum and copy an old picture.
The only restriction is passing off a copy as the original which again doesn't apply to your situation.
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