Wood Engravings

The modern technique of wood engraving dates back to the 18th century, when Thomas Bewick first used it to rapidly produce high-quality yet inexpensive images by incising an image into the end-grain of a hard piece of wood. It quickly became the means by which publishers would choose illustrate books which were increasingly be commsumed by people from all walks of life. By the end of the 19th century, however, photography all but displaced wood engraving as a means of producing images for publication. Luckily in 20th and 21st centuries, wood engraving has experienced a renaissance, and today it functions as a creative and vital artistic medium used by contemporary artists working around the globe.

Contemporary Japanese Artists : Organic Watchman at Davidson Galleries

Takehiro Nikai

Organic Watchman
Medium: Wood Engraving
Edition : 9/35
Size: 15 inches in diameter
Price: $450

Lou Barlow : Flower Girls at Davidson Galleries

Lou Barlow (1908 - 1992)

Flower Girls
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1982
Edition : 10/50
Signature: Signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Stock Number: 43201c
Price: $650

Lou Barlow : Streen Musicians II at Davidson Galleries

Lou Barlow (1908 - 1992)

Streen Musicians II
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: Date of Plate 1984
Edition : 6/50
Signature: Signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Stock Number: 43202c
Price: $600

Lou Barlow : Street Musicians I at Davidson Galleries

Lou Barlow (1908 - 1992)

Street Musicians I
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: Date of Plate 1984
Edition : 12/50
Signature: Signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Stock Number: 43203c
Price: $600

Andy English : A Job Well Done at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

A Job Well Done
Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 35/100
Size: 2 x 2 inches
Price: $80

Andy English : Canada Goose at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

Canada Goose
Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 21/100
Size: 1-1/2 x 2-1/4 inches
Price: $35

Andy English : Crossing the Field at Dusk at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

Crossing the Field at Dusk
Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 45/100
Size: 10 x 8 inches
Price: $165

Andy English : Heron at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

Heron
Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 89/100
Size: 8 x 2 inches
Price: $80

Andy English : Pumpkin Patch at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

Pumpkin Patch
Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 70/130
Size: 2-3/4 x 2-3/4 inches
Price: $65

Andy English : Rhubarb Patch at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

Rhubarb Patch
Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 84/100
Size: 4 x 1-5/8 inches
Price: $65

Andy English : Snail at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

Snail
Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 42/100
Size: 1 x 1-1/2 inches
Price: $40

Andy English : Tea in the Garden at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

Tea in the Garden
Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 86/100
Size: 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches
Price: $95

Andy Farkas : Their Boat at Davidson Galleries

Andy Farkas

Their Boat
Medium: wood engraving and handset type
Edition : 30/75
Size: 12 x 8 inches
Edition Sold Out

Leon Gilmour : Chrysanthemums at Davidson Galleries

Leon Gilmour (1907 - 1996)

Chrysanthemums
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: Date of Plate 1944
Edition : Edition 35/100
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil
Size: 5-1/2 x 4 inches
Stock Number: 43189c
Price: $125

Leon Gilmour : Out of the Night at Davidson Galleries

Leon Gilmour (1907 - 1996)

Out of the Night
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: Date of Plate 1979
Edition : of 50
Size: 10 x 7 inches
Stock Number: 43343c
SOLD

Leon Gilmour : Outposts at Davidson Galleries

Leon Gilmour (1907 - 1996)

Outposts
Medium: Wood engraving on thin Japanese tissue paper
Year: Date of Plate 1936
Edition : Edition 13/50
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil
Size: 7- x 11-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 43190c
Price: $775

Leon Gilmour : Pine Bough at Davidson Galleries

Leon Gilmour (1907 - 1996)

Pine Bough
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: Date of Plate 1974
Edition : Edition 45/130
Size: 4 x 5-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 43192c
Price: $95

Leon Gilmour : The Treetopper at Davidson Galleries

Leon Gilmour (1907 - 1996)

The Treetopper
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: Date of Plate 1985
Edition : Edition 20/100
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil
Size: 9 x 6 inches
Stock Number: 43195c
Price: $250

Leon Gilmour : Tufa Towers at Davidson Galleries

Leon Gilmour (1907 - 1996)

Tufa Towers
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: Date of Plate 1986
Edition : 13/100
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil
Size: 5 5/8 x 4 inches
Stock Number: 43344c
Price: $125

Clare Leighton : Jungle Village at Davidson Galleries

Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989)

Jungle Village
Series: The Sea and the Jungle by H. M. Tomlinson
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1930
Edition : 30
Signature: Estate signature and title in pencil
References: P. P. L. 161
Size: 5-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 31843c
Price: $125

Clare Leighton : The Crinoline at Davidson Galleries

Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989)

The Crinoline
Series: THE HALF LOAF
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1925
Edition : 48/50
Signature: Signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Publisher: Heinemann, London
References: BPL 12
Size: 5 x 4-1/4 inches
Condition: Commission for A. Mackenzie. Margins cropped irregularly.
Stock Number: 42981bc
Price: $375

Carl V. Montford : Bewick

Carl Montford

Bewick's Tree
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 6/50
Size: 3 x 4 inches
Price: $100

Carl V. Montford : Lighthouse at Davidson Galleries

Carl Montford

Lighthouse
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 17/50
Size: 2 x 3 inches
Price: $100

Carl V. Montford : Monk at Davidson Galleries

Carl Montford

Monk
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 16/50
Size: 4 x 3 1/2 inches
Price: $100

Carl V. Montford : Mukilteo at Davidson Galleries

Carl Montford

Mukilteo
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 23/50
Size: 4 x 3 inches
Price: $115

Carl V. Montford : Printing Press at Davidson Galleries

Carl Montford

Printing Press
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 20/50
Size: 4 x 3 inches
Price: $100

Carl V. Montford : Smithtower at Davidson Galleries

Carl Montford

Smithtower
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 30/50
Size: 5 x 2 inches
Price: $100

Carl V. Montford : Viewpoint at Davidson Galleries

Carl Montford

Viewpoint
Medium: wood engraving
Size: 3 x 1 1/2 inches
Price: $100

Carl V. Montford : Virginia V at Davidson Galleries

Carl Montford

Virginia V
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 48/50
Size: 2 x 3 1/2 inches
Price: $100

Hilary Paynter : 56 Children at Davidson Galleries

Hilary Paynter

56 Children
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 10/50
Size: 12 x 12 inches
Price: $300

Hilary Paynter : Another Cat Show at Davidson Galleries

Hilary Paynter

Another Cat Show
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 41/200
Size: 7 x 7 inches
Price: $190

Hilary Paynter : Clovelly at Davidson Galleries

Hilary Paynter

Clovelly
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 55/200
Size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Price: $210

Hilary Paynter : Edinburgh Castle at Davidson Galleries

Hilary Paynter

Edinburgh Castle
Medium: wood engraving
Size: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Price: $210

Hilary Paynter : Her World at Davidson Galleries

Hilary Paynter

Her World
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 18/50
Size: 9 x 13 inches
Price: $290

Hilary Paynter : In Exile at Davidson Galleries

Hilary Paynter

In Exile
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 32/50
Size: 8 x 10 inches
Price: $290

Hilary Paynter : Living near the Airport at Davidson Galleries

Hilary Paynter

Living near the Airport
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 24/50
Size: 8 x 10 inches
Price: $190

Hilary Paynter : Sheep Show at Davidson Galleries

Hilary Paynter

Sheep Show
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 140/200
Size: 7 x 7 inches
Price: $240

Colin See-Paynton : Great Horned Owl at Davidson Galleries

Colin See-Paynton

Great Horned Owl
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 38/100
Size: 6 x 12 1/2 inches
Price: $600

Colin See-Paynton : Owl-Light at Davidson Galleries

Colin See-Paynton

Owl-Light
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 26/50
Size: 14 x 13 inches
Price: $725

Colin See-Paynton : Round of Wrens at Davidson Galleries

Colin See-Paynton

Round of Wrens
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 52/150
Size: 8 x 6 inches
Price: $635

Colin See-Paynton : Walk of Wagtails at Davidson Galleries

Colin See-Paynton

Walk of Wagtails
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 40/150
Size: 8 x 6 inches
Price: $635

Colin See-Paynton : Wild Jack at Davidson Galleries

Colin See-Paynton

Wild Jack
Medium: wood engraving
Edition : 107/125
Size: 4 x 8 inches
Price: $360

Ben Shahn : Martin Luther King Jr. at Davidson Galleries

Ben Shahn (1898 - 1969)

Martin Luther King Jr.
After: Ben Shahn
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1966
Edition : 212/300
Signature: Signed in pencil by Shahn and Martin; Shahn signature chop
Printer: Stefan Martin
Publisher: International Graphic Society, Inc., New York
References: Prescott 72
Size: 18-5/8 x 15-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 45925c
Price: $750

Peter Uchnar : Manipulator at Davidson Galleries

Peter Uchnar

Manipulator
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1997
Edition : of 20
Size: 17 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Price: $525

Peter Uchnar : Prayer at Davidson Galleries

Peter Uchnar

Prayer
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1997
Edition : of 20
Size: 17 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Price: $250

Peter Uchnar : Traveler at Davidson Galleries

Peter Uchnar

Traveler
Medium: Wood Engraving
Year: 1997
Edition : of 200
Size: 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
Price: $175

Lynd Ward : Day of the Hawk at Davidson Galleries

Lynd Ward (1905 - 1985)

Day of the Hawk
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1969
Size: 12 x 9 inches
Stock Number: 43530c
Price: $425

Lynd Ward : Flower Girl at Davidson Galleries

Lynd Ward (1905 - 1985)

Flower Girl
Medium: Wood engraving on thin tissue paper
Year: Date of Impression 1966
Signature: Signed and titled in pencil
Size: 7-1/4 x 13 inches
Stock Number: 45500c
Price: $425

Lynd Ward : Historic Christ Church at Middletown (Ward Church) at Davidson Galleries

Lynd Ward (1905 - 1985)

Historic Christ Church at Middletown (Ward Church)
Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 200/250
Signature: Signed in pencil
Publisher: Associated American Artists
Size: 9 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 45501c
Price: $450