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Woodcut

Scope note

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

This term has 2,831 records attributed within our system.

Term type

AAT
Technique

Getty AAT term number

300053296

Broader Terms used

<relief printmaking processes>

Narrower Terms used

chiaroscuro woodcut
colour woodcuts

Created

12yrs ago

Connected records

Saloman de Bray

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Bray, Dirck de
Draughtsman: Bray, Jan de (After)

Kambara

Maker(s)

Designer: Hiroshige, Utagawa

Arai

Maker(s)

Designer: Hiroshige, Utagawa

Bijin

Maker(s)

Designer: Eizan, Kikugawa

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