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.

Lou Barlow : Genesis at Davidson Galleries

Lou Barlow American (1908–1992)

Genesis

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1984
Edition : 5/50. This is the artist's final wood engraving
Signature: Signed, titled, dated in pencil. Initials in block
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Stock Number: 43207c
Price: $900.00

Lou Barlow : Gourmet Shop at Davidson Galleries

Lou Barlow American (1908–1992)

Gourmet Shop

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1984
Edition : 9/50
Signature: Signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Size: 7 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 43206c
Price: $650.00

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: $600.00

Lou Barlow : Street Scene at Davidson Galleries

Lou Barlow (1908 - 1992)

Street Scene

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1984
Edition : 1/40
Signature: Signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Stock Number: 45348c
Price: $650.00

Lou Barlow : The Joggers at Davidson Galleries

Lou Barlow (1908 - 1992)

The Joggers

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1984
Edition : 5/50
Signature: Signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Stock Number: 45349c
Price: $650.00

Bernard Brussel-Smith : The Boxer at Davidson Galleries

Bernard Brussel-Smith American (1914-1989)

The Boxer

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: ,1948
Edition : 34/110
Signature: Signed, numbered and titled in pencil
Size: 7 x 3-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 31285c
Price: $250.00

Additional Available Works : Census Home at Davidson Galleries

Constance E. Fowler American (1907 - 1996)

Census Home

Medium: Wood engraving
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 6 x 8-1/2 inches
Condition: Corners of sheet trimmed. Paper clean, impression rich and strong
Stock Number: 45777c
Price: $325.00

Robert Swain Gifford : Castle Rock (Oregon) at Davidson Galleries

Robert Swain Gifford American (1840 - 1905)

Castle Rock (Oregon)

Series: Picturesque America
After: By Gifford and John Filmer
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1872-74
Size: 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 30548c
Price: $75.00
Engraved by John Filmer

Robert Swain Gifford : Indians on the Columbia at Davidson Galleries

Robert Swain Gifford American (1840 - 1905)

Indians on the Columbia

Series: Picturesque America
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1872-74
Size: 4 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 30546c
Price: $50.00

Robert Swain Gifford : Multnomah Falls at Davidson Galleries

Robert Swain Gifford American (1840 - 1905)

Multnomah Falls

Series: Picturesque America
After: Gifford and Henry Linton
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1872-74
Size: 9-1/4 x 6-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 30549c
Price: $75.00

Robert Swain Gifford : Pilot Knob at Davidson Galleries

Robert Swain Gifford American (1840 - 1905)

Pilot Knob

Series: Picturesque America
After: By Gifford and Henry Linton
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1872-74
Signature: Signed and monogramed in the block
Size: 9 x 6 1/4 inches
Stock Number: 30547c
Price: $50.00

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: $775.00

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: $125.00

Leon Gilmour : Chrysanthemums at Davidson Galleries

Leon Glimour (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: $125.00

Leon Gilmour : Pine Bough at Davidson Galleries

Leon Glimour (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: $95.00

Mirka Hokkanen : Backseat Rider at Davidson Galleries

Mirka Hokkanen

Backseat Rider

Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : Edition of 60
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches

Mirka Hokkanen : I Like Big Buckles and I Cannot Lie at Davidson Galleries

Mirka Hokkanen

I Like Big Buckles and I Cannot Lie

Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 4 x 3 inches

Mirka Hokkanen : Lovechild at Davidson Galleries

Mirka Hokkanen

Lovechild

Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : Edition of 95
Size: 3 x 3 inches

Mirka Hokkanen : Mr Carpsey at Davidson Galleries

Mirka Hokkanen

Mr Carpsey

Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : Edition of 40
Size: 6 1/4 x 3 inches
Price: $100.00

Mirka Hokkanen : Pegasus Navigating Through the Storms of Life at Davidson Galleries

Mirka Hokkanen

Pegasus Navigating Through the Storms of Life

Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : Edition of 45
Size: 3 x 4 inches

Winslow Homer : The Sleighing Season - The Upset at Davidson Galleries

Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910)

The Sleighing Season - The Upset

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1860
References: Reference: Beam 61
Size: 9-1/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Description: Wood engraving after Winslow Homer drawing. As published in Harper's Weekly: January 14
Stock Number: 27475
Price: $250.00

Paul Landacre : Bach at Davidson Galleries

Paul Landacre American (1893–1963)

Bach

Series: Composers
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1936
Edition : 20/60
Signature: Signed in pencil
Publisher: Commissioned by KECA
Size: 6-3/4 x 4-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 47793c
Price: $900.00

Additional American Prints : Hippo at Davidson Galleries

Stefan Martin American (1936 -1994)

Hippo

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1975
Edition : 251/280
Size: 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 43180c
Price: $575.00

Additional American Prints : District Schoolhouse at Davidson Galleries

Thomas Nason

District Schoolhouse

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1942
Edition : 250
Signature: Signed
Size: 6 3/4 x 10 inches
Stock Number: 49072
Price: $225.00

Additional American Prints : Porteuse at Davidson Galleries

Lloyd J. Reynolds American (1902-1978)

Porteuse

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1950
Signature: Signed
Size: 5 x 3-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 46805
Price: $275.00

Colin See-Paynton : Great Horned Owl at Davidson Galleries

Colin See-Paynton British

Great Horned Owl

Medium: wood engraving
Edition : of 100
Size: 6 x 12 1/2 inches
Price: $600.00

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: $650.00

Lou Barlow : Sancho Panza at Davidson Galleries

Lou Barlow (1908 - 1992)

Sancho Panza

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1935
Signature: Signed and titled in pencil
Size: 4 x 3 inches
Stock Number: 43200c
Price: $500.00

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: $600.00

Wesley W. Bates : Casting into Mystery at Davidson Galleries

Wesley W. Bates Canadian (b. 1952)

Casting into Mystery

Medium: wood engraving on Yarnigampi
Edition : of 50
Signature: signed
Size: 5 1/4 x 6 inches
Price: $150.00

Wesley W. Bates : Literaious Ampersandias - Book Monster #2 at Davidson Galleries

Wesley W. Bates Canadian (b. 1952)

Literaious Ampersandias - Book Monster #2

Medium: wood engraving on handmade laminated gampi
Edition : of 12
Signature: signed
Size: 7 x 5 inches
Price: $200.00

Wesley W. Bates : Riding High at Davidson Galleries

Wesley W. Bates Canadian (b. 1952)

Riding High

Medium: wood engraving on handmade gampi
Edition : SE
Signature: signed
Size: 5 1/2 inches x 5 inches
Price: $200.00

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: $35.00

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: $165.00

Andy English : Heron at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

Heron

Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : of 100
Size: 8 x 2 inches
Please inquire

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: $65.00

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: $65.00

Andy English : Snail at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

Snail

Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 42/100
Size: 1 x 1-1/2 inches
Please Inquire

Andy English : Tea in the Garden at Davidson Galleries

Andy English

Tea in the Garden

Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : 100
Size: 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches
Please Inquire

Winslow Homer : A Country Store - Getting Weighed at Davidson Galleries

Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910)

A Country Store - Getting Weighed

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1871
References: Reference: Beam 191
Size: 8-7/8 x 11-5/8 inches
Description: Wood engraving after Winslow Homer drawing. As published in Every Saturday: March 25
Stock Number: 27516
Price: $325.00

Winslow Homer : Come! at Davidson Galleries

Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910)

Come!

Medium: Wood engraving
References: Reference: Beam 161
Size: 4-3/4 x 6-7/8 inches
Description: Wood engraving after Winslow Homer drawing. As published in The Galaxy September 1869
Condition: Minor losses in margins.
Stock Number: 27510
Price: $150.00

Winslow Homer : Thanksgiving Day at Davidson Galleries

Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910)

Thanksgiving Day

Series: HARPER'S WEEKLY
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: November 27, 1858
Size: 14 x 9-1/4 inches
Condition: Published state. Losses at edges of sheet. Text verso.
Stock Number: 18084c
Price: $225.00

Winslow Homer : The Chinese in New York - Scene in a Baxter Street Club-House at Davidson Galleries

Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910)

The Chinese in New York - Scene in a Baxter Street Club-House

Series: HARPER'S WEEKLY
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: March 7th 1874
Size: 13 3/4x 9 inches
Condition: Published state. Losses at edges of sheet. Text verso.
Stock Number: 23347c
Price: $125.00

Winslow Homer : The Strawberry Bed at Davidson Galleries

Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910)

The Strawberry Bed

Series: OUR YOUNG FOLKS
Medium: wood engraving
Year: July 1868
References: Gelman 175
Size: 3 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches
Stock Number: 26061c
Price: $125.00

Winslow Homer : The Surgeon at Work at the Rear During an Engagement at Davidson Galleries

Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910)

The Surgeon at Work at the Rear During an Engagement

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1862
References: Reference: Beam 96
Size: 9-1/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Description: Wood engraving after Winslow Homer drawing. As published in Harper's Weekly: July 12
Condition: Some losses at outside edges of sheet
Stock Number: 27487
Price: $150.00

Paul Kershaw : Eyre Cromlech, Raasay at Davidson Galleries

Paul Kershaw

Eyre Cromlech, Raasay

Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : Edition of 120
Size: 4 x 5 inches
Price: $130.00

Keisei Kobayashi : Rooster and Hen with Plum Blossoms at Davidson Galleries

Keisei Kobayashi Japanese (b. 1944)

Rooster and Hen with Plum Blossoms

Series: Animals and Plants in Color
Medium: Color Wood Engraving
Year: 2016
Edition : 13/70
Signature: signed
Size: 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Price: $1200.00

Paul Landacre : Campers at Davidson Galleries

Paul Landacre American (1893 - 1963)

Campers

Series: for Colophon, New Graphic Series #11
Medium: wood engraving
Year: 1939
Size: 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches
Condition: Faint Trace of Mat Burn
Stock Number: 51076
Price: $250.00

Clare Leighton : Roadmakers, Dalmatia at Davidson Galleries

Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989)

Roadmakers, Dalmatia

Series: Woodcuts: Examples of the Work of Claire Leighton
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1930
Edition : 427/450
Signature: Individual prints unsigned
Publisher: Longmans,Green &Co
Size: 6 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 25996c
Price: $120.00

Francois Marechal : Meditation at Davidson Galleries

Francois Marechal

Meditation

Medium: Wood engraving
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 5 1/2 x 4 inches