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- Frederick Sandys 1829–1904
- Relief print on paper
- Support: 105 x 140 mm
- Presented by J.R. Holliday 1927
Technique and condition
Monochrome relief print on off-white, wove, Western paper. The print is in moderate condition with some surface dirt and planar distortions. It has been cut out of a book or illustrated magazine and the type on the verso can be seen in the unprinted areas of the print. At this date, most monochrome prints that were integrated with the typeface in books and illustrated magazines were produced through wood engravings or line blocks. Both of these processes involve relief printing techniques. This appears to be a line-block rather than a wood engraving, because although the use of cross-hatching is employed, some of the black lines appear to be too loose to be a wood engraving.
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