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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.

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Broader Terms used

<relief printmaking processes>

Narrower Terms used

chiaroscuro woodcut
colour woodcuts


12yrs ago

Connected records

Surrender of Paris


Printmaker: Unknown
Publisher: Batchelar, T.

Kaspar Gnann


Printmaker: Custos, Raphael

Ecce Homo


Printmaker: Dürer, Albrecht

Ecce Homo


Printmaker: Dürer, Albrecht

A Celestine Clergyman


Printmaker: Unknown
Printmaker: Beham, Hans Sebald (After)

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