This ClipArt gallery offers 56 illustrations of both metal and wood engravings. Engraving is an intaglio process in which printmakers creates depressions in the plate in areas they want to print. The entire plate is inked and then the ink is wiped off the surface, leaving only the engraved areas inked. The inked plate and a sheet of paper are run through a press with high pressure, transferring the inked areas from the plate to the paper.
"Albrecht Dürer's House in Nürnberg. From the engraving in Dibdin's 'Biographical Tour.'"…
An engraving, The Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel tells Mary she would conceive the Son of God.
"Antoine Macault Reading his Translation of Diodorus Siculus to King Francis I. Designed by Holbein.…
An engraving from the block book, Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis, one of the earliest block books.
A tail-piece engraved by Thomas Bewick from 'The Quadrupeds' shows a small boy "pulling a colt's tail…
The tenth page of Biblia Pauperum (Paupers' Bible), a picture Bible. At the top and bottom are portraits…
A picture of Jacob and Esau from the tenth page of the engraving, Biblia Pauperum (Paupers' Bible),…
An engraved illustration of a bootmaker's shop from the Decameron printed in 1492 by Giovanni Boccaccio.
An engraving from the second leaf of the block book, Canticum Canticorum (Song of Songs).
"Christ Bearing the Cross. By Albrecht Dürer. From the wood engraving in 'The Great Passion.'"…
"Christ Driving Out the Money-Changers. By Albrecht Dürer. From the 'Little Passions.' Printed…
"Christ Taking Leave of His Mother. By Albrecht Dürer. From the wood engraving in 'The Life of…
"The Conversion of St. Eustace. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901
"Düreresque Detail, as illustrated in a woodcut by Dürer." -Whitney, 1911
The Astrologer, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.
The King, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.
The Pedlar, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.
The Queen, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.
A print from the engraving, The Death of the Virgin, from a Missal published by Simon Vostre.
Diploma of the Highland Society engraved by Luke Clennell.
The engraving, "Elizabetha Regina (From 'A Booke of Christian Prayers.' Printed by John Daye, London,…
Miners went into the mine shaft by means of a barrel lowered by rope to the bottom of the shaft. This…
The engraving, 'The Flight into Egypt' by Peter Paul Rubens.
A print from the engraving, ""Fyshynge with an Angle" from 'The Book of St. Albans' printed by Wynkyn…
The Gate of Fame from 'The Triumphal Arch,' an engraving by Albrecht Dürer.
"The Great White Horse. By Albrect Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901
The engraved illustration of The Grief of Hannah, from the Cologne bible.
The Happiness of the Godly, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings known as his Bible Cuts.
Henry VIII in Council, an engraving print from Chronicles of England by Raphael Holinshed in 1577.
Engraved ornaments from "Heures a L'usaige de Chartre" published by Simon Vostre.
Horsemen, Three Abreast, with Banners, from the engraving 'The Triumphal Procession' by Hans Burgkmair.
Joab's Artifice, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings known as his Bible Cuts.
A print from the engraving, The King's Banquet from "Tristan" published by Antoine Verard.
"The Knight and the Lady. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901
"The Knight, Death, and the Devil. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901
The Knight, an engraving from William Caxton's Game and Playe of the Chesse.
Le Pot-Casse, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.
The frontispiece of Le Sorti de Marcolini by Giuseppe Porta in Venice, 1540.
Les Heures, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.
The engraving, Music from 'Mirrour of the World' by William Caxton, the first English printer.
"The Nativity. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901
An engraving by W. T. Green and Thomas Bolton, "O'erarched with Oaks that Form Fantastic Bowers." -Cundall,…
The engraved illustration of Poliphilo in the garden from Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, one of the first…
"Samson Killing the Lion. By Albrecht Dürer. From the wood engraving." -Heath, 1901
The Savages of Calicut, from the engraving 'The Triumphal Procession' by Hans Burgkmair.
A scauper or scorper is a engraver's tool used to scoop out broad areas.
The engraved illustration of the Fall of Lucifer from the block book, Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Mirror…
An engraving of St. Christopher crossing the river carrying Jesus on his back.
"St. John and St. Peter. St. Paul and St. Mark. By Albrecht Dürer. In the Pinakothek, Munich."…
An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.
"The Trinity. By Albrect Dürer. In the Belvedere, Vienna.'" -Heath, 1901
"Virgin and Child. By Albrecht Dürer. Engraving of the year 1507." -Heath, 1901
The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels, an engraving by Albrecht Dürer.
An engraving, "The Virgin with Four Saints. In the Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique." -Cundall, 1895
"A reduced copy of the 'Knight,' and is interesting as one of the first wood-engravings executed in…
A woodcut engraving, "The Wood-Engraver. By Jost Amman (1568)." -Cundall, 1895