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Printmaking Collection

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: Portable darkroom

Portable darkroom
A man uses a self contained, portable darkroom to develop photographic prints. Date: 19th century

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: ENGRAVERS WORKSHOP

ENGRAVERS WORKSHOP
Teams of engravers were employed by illustrated magazines like the Illustrated London News, transforming the artists drawings into blocks for printing. Date: circa 1850

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: TAKING PRINT C18

TAKING PRINT C18
Taking a print in a French engravers workshop, Date: circa 1760

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: TAKING PRINT FROM PRESS

TAKING PRINT FROM PRESS
An engraver takes a print in a French workshop. Date: 1852

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: JAPANESE WOOD-ENGRAVER

JAPANESE WOOD-ENGRAVER
A Japanese wood-engraver at work at Yokohama. Date: 1864

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: ENGRAVERS STUDIO C18

ENGRAVERS STUDIO C18
A copperplate engraving studio in 18th century France. Date: circa 1760

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: ENGRAVER AT WORK

ENGRAVER AT WORK
An engraver at work before a window. Date: 1887

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: FANCY PORTRAIT 1658

FANCY PORTRAIT 1658
Austrian archduke Leopold Wilhelm occupies only a tiny part of his portrait, a riot of figures which symbolise his interests and activities, to say nothing of his wife ! Date: 1658

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: LITHOGRAPH TOUR DE FORCE

LITHOGRAPH TOUR DE FORCE
A tour-de-force of lithography, no doubt done to show the range and versatility of which the lithograph is capable Date: circa 1840

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: Making a Lithograph

Making a Lithograph
Revealing a lithograph printed on a lithograph stone

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: Wood Engraver C1850

Wood Engraver C1850
Wood engraver at work on a block. Date: circa 1850

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: Visscher at Work

Visscher at Work
The great Flemish engraver Jakob Visscher at work : he made one of the finest panoramas of early London. Date: 17th century

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: Engravers Tools, Diderot

Engravers Tools, Diderot
The tools of the copperplate engraver. Date: circa 1760

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: Taking a Print (Cochin)

Taking a Print (Cochin)
Taking a print, in a printmakers workshop : one man is using the heavy hand press, while others are at work on plates. Date: 17th century

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: Engravers Studio

Engravers Studio
An engraver and his assistants at work in a French atelier

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: Printing Example 1691

Printing Example 1691
A very fine example of the use of fonts in 17th century printing

Background imagePrintmaking Collection: Japanese Printmaking

Japanese Printmaking
How they print from wood blocks in the Orient - apart from its subject interest, a remarkable pastiche of Japanese painting


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