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Wood engraving

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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.

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Broader Terms used

<relief printmaking processes>

Narrower Terms used

chiaroscuro wood engraving


12yrs ago

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