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Sunderland - lines and colours

Wood Engravings

Wood engraving is a method of relief printing which was developed during the 18th century. Traditionally wood engravings were used to illustrate text and printed using black ink applied with a small inking roller.
A mirror image of the planned design is first drawn onto a small piece of endgrain hard wood* (usually boxwood or lemon wood), then, using an engraving tool, the white areas of the design are cut away.

The technique has been used by other artists including William Blake, William Morris, Paul Nash and Eric Gill.

Open edition signed by the artist

15 with mount
The Cotton Tree
Open edition signed by the artist

15 with mount
Upsteps Cottage