Printmaking is generally defined as the creation of multiple impressions of an image. Each print may features slight variations with individual examples usually known as ‘impressions,’ and multiple impressions as an ‘edition.’

Among the many varieties of printmaking are woodcuts, engravings, etching, mezzotints, lithographs and screenprints.

Cuccagna engraving

Food fest full of peril for peasants comes to London gallery

18 September 2023

A group of engravings depicting 17th and 18th century Neapolitan food festivals is being offered by a London dealer.


Mystery manuscript identified at Cornish auction

18 September 2023

One of two texts in a single volume revealed after eager bidding to be by Hungarian Jesuit


Hiroshige hauled out of a cupboard

11 September 2023

Discovered in a cupboard in a house in the Cévennes wrapped in newspaper dated 1937 were two albums containing a series of Japanese prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), one of the most sought-after Japanese woodblock print artists.


Rare Canadiana in Sussex… and another Norman Bobins

28 August 2023

Estimated at £300-500, a group of five hand-coloured prints of early 19th century Canada sold for £8500 at Gorringe’s (25% buyer’s premium) in Lewes.


French try to curry favour with the emperor Qianlong

21 August 2023

The Exceptional Sale at Christie’s included a complete copy of a celebrated suite of engravings that were printed in France for the Qing emperor Qianlong.


5 Questions with Japanese prints specialist Jane Orde

19 August 2023

Jane Orde specialises in Japanese 19th and 20th century prints and most recently exhibited at Two C’s Burford Antiques Fair and is a regular at The International Birmingham Antique Arms & Militaria Fair (September 17).

Prints of Canada

Early hand-coloured prints of Canada star in our pick of six auction highlights

18 August 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a set of five prints of early 19th century Canada that sold at 17 times estimate in East Sussex.

Piranesi’s Vedute di Roma

Near-complete set of Piranesi’s views of Rome emerges in Germany

16 August 2023

A rare near complete copy of Piranesi’s ‘Vedute di Roma’ comes to auction in Germany this month.


Artistic skills better than admin, it seems, judging by views of Mauritius

07 August 2023

Thomas Bradshaw has been described as a poor civil servant but a brilliant artist.


Works offered from key figure in the Christie’s story

19 June 2023

More than 70 lots of paintings, works on paper and antiques assembled by the well-known auctioneer and collector Paul Whitfield (1942- 2018) went under the hammer at Mallams (25% buyer’s premium) in Oxford on May 17.


Special relationship in action 1745 style

12 June 2023

A print commemorating an 18th century example of British and American military cooperation was given as a present 200 years later to mark another joint success.


Private bidders go sleeper spotting

12 June 2023

Dealers are now facing more competition from collectors as works estimated in the hundreds of pounds range are taken to four-figure prices


Victoria and Albert royal wedding procession depicted on a 19ft folding strip

15 May 2023

Shown here are pages from an extremely long, hand-coloured aquatint record on one continuous folding strip just a little over 4in tall, but a work that would extend to around 19ft (5.8m) if fully opened.


Edward Bawden: Printmaker at the cutting edge

08 May 2023

A lively market has emerged for the linocuts of Great Bardfield artist Edward Bawden


A rural Essex man who loved the city

08 May 2023

'Cattle Market, Braintree' from 1937 is a trademark Edward Bawden image. But it is also the artist’s only pre-war editioned print.


Interview: 'Bawden prints are a bit of fun'

08 May 2023

Amy Scanlon, head of Modern and Contemporary art at Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet, discusses her affection for Bawden prints


ATG LETTER: ‘Wood engraving’ doesn’t cut it

24 April 2023

I’ve always understood that Gwen Raverat (1885-1957) produced woodcuts, not wood engravings, and The Knight of the Burning Pestle, 1909, (ATG No 2587) is certainly a woodcut


Racehorses print gallops to £1200

17 April 2023

Bay Malton and Gimcrack are the two most famous flat-racing horses of the 1760s.


Darwin granddaughter’s art skills evolved into engraving

03 April 2023

The very first wood engraving by Gwen Raverat (1885-1957) is this 1909 work, 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle'.


London Original Print Fair looks to the future at 38

27 March 2023

Specialist print fair has constantly evolved but remains at heart a celebration of these works on paper