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Wood engravings

  • Relief prints made from wood blocks incised on the end grain.

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    • Wood engravings
  • Variants

    • Engravings, Wood
    • Xylographs
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  • Sources

    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, September 5, 2016(wood engravings (prints); variants: wood engraving (print); engravings, wood (print); xylographs (wood engravings); wood-engravings (prints); wood-engraving (print); note: Prints made using the process of wood engraving, which is 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.)
    • found: LCSH, September 5, 2016(Wood-engraving; UF Wood-cut; Wood-cuts; Wood-cutting (Engraving); Wood-engravings [Former heading]; Woodcut; Woodcuts; Woodcutting (Engraving); Xylography; BT Engravings; Prints; RT Block books; Block printing; NT Erotic wood-engraving; Photoxylography)
    • found: Thesaurus for graphic materials, September 5, 2016(Wood engravings; UF Engravings, Wood; Xylographs; BT Relief prints; RT Woodcuts; scope note: Relief prints made from wood blocks incised on the end grain.)
    • found: Grove art online, Oxford art online, September 5, 2016(Wood-engraving; Type of relief print related to the woodcut, and the process by which it is made. The two processes are, however, quite distinct, despite the terms 'woodcut' and 'wood-engraving' having been used synonymously to refer to any image printed from a wooden surface. Although it was probably used first in the 17th century, it was not until the 18th that wood-engraving could be identified confidently as a distinct engraving process ... The boxwood block is made from roundels cut across the grain, so that the closely formed growth rings of the tree are clearly apparent on the surface of the prepared block. By working against this grain the wood-engraver is able to execute very fine work.)
    • found: Benson, R. The printed picture, 2008:page 330 (wood engraving: a relief printing process that uses an end-grain wooden block; the carving on a wood engraving is usually done with a burin.)
  • General Notes

    • Relief prints made from wood blocks incised on the end grain.
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    • 2017-11-13: new
    • 2018-02-20: revised
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