Techniques

A particular feature of the exhibition is the influence on French artists of certain techniques particularly associated with Britain. For example, watercolour, widely seen as ‘the English medium’, showed the way to a new aesthetic which valued the freedom of the sketch over more highly finished work. At the same time, British printmakers had also developed a range of new techniques which enabled them to cater for a new, mass market for prints, illustrated books and magazines. These included, in particular, lithography, wood-engraving and steel engraving.

Lithography

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Techniques: Lithography: past Tate Britain exhibition

Steel engraving

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Techniques: Steel engraving: past Tate Britain exhibition

Watercolour

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Techniques: Watercolour: past Tate Britain exhibition

Wood engraving

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Techniques: Wood engraving: past Tate Britain exhibition