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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 4,767 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

The cave


Author: Sisson, Majorie
Publisher: Vine Press
Publisher: Foster, Peter
Printer: Foster, Peter
Publisher: Peters, John
Printer: Peters, John
Illustrator: Martin, Frank

The Old Chartist


Printmaker: Swain, Joseph
Draughtsman: Sandys, Frederick (After)

Psyche & Pan


Draughtsman: Raverat, Gwendolen

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