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Wood engraving

Scope note

A relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the grain end of a wood block; distinct from "woodcut (process)," which is a relief process using the plank side of a wood block.

This term has 4,766 records attributed within our system.

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Broader Terms used

<relief printmaking processes>

Narrower Terms used

chiaroscuro wood engraving


11yrs ago

Connected records

Head of a girl


Printmaker: Burra, Edward

Heinrich Frauenlob


Printmaker: Swain, Joseph
Draughtsman: Lawless, Matthew James (After)

Portrait of Henry Wolf


Printmaker: Wolf, Henry
Draughtsman: Wiles, Irving Ramsay (After)

A Florentine joke


Printmaker: Swain, Joseph
Draughtsman: Leighton, Frederic, Baron (After)



Printmaker: Swain, Joseph
Draughtsman: Millais, John Everett (After)

The Haymaking (I)


Printmaker: Unknown
Draughtsman: Caldecott, Randolph (After)

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