Most early woodcuts of all types were coloured after printing, either by hand or, from about 1450 onwards, stencils.
Newspaper advertisements, periodicals and books will be on display through Aug. 16, along with circus toys, early woodcuts, engravings and lithographs.
Used for many fabrics, and most early European woodcuts (1400-40).
An early German woodcut depicts a magic wheel.
Executed in watercolor and pastels, they are modeled on ukiyo-e, a style of early Japanese woodcuts.
Two of the woodcuts ("Oceana Classis" and the Indian canoe/galley) were plagiarized from earlier woodcuts for a different book.
In the earliest woodcuts they are not.
The technique of wood engraving was developed at the end of the 18th century by Thomas Bewick, whose work differed from earlier woodcuts in two key ways.
Frequently depicting specific urban vistas, these images reflect the artist's interest in early 20th-century German woodcuts.
In early woodcuts there is a nice play between grainy textures and geometric linear structures.