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.'" -Heath, 1901

Albrecht Dürer's House in Nürnberg

"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.

The Annunciation

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. Engraved by Geoffroy Tory?" -Cundall, 1895

Antoine Macault Reading his Translation of Diodorus Siculus to King Francis I

"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.

Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis

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 while the mother is rushing to his rescue." -Cundall, 1895

Bewick's Tail-Piece

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 of prophets and in the middle are three bible stories. Left: Jacob and Esau, middle: the temptation of Christ by the Devil, right: the temptation of Adam and Eve.

Biblia Pauperum

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), a picture Bible.

Biblia Pauperum, Jacob and Esau

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.

A Bootmaker's Shop

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).

Canticum Canticorum

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.'" -Heath, 1901

Christ Bearing the Cross

"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 from a cast of the original wood-block in the British Museum." -Heath, 1901

Christ Driving Out the Money-Changers

"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 Virgin.'" -Heath, 1901

Christ Taking Leave of His Mother

"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

The Conversion of St. Eustace

"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

Dürer Woodcut

"Düreresque Detail, as illustrated in a woodcut by Dürer." -Whitney, 1911

The Astrologer, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

Dance of Death, The Astrologer

The Astrologer, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

The King, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

Dance of Death, The King

The King, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

The Pedlar, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

Dance of Death, The Pedlar

The Pedlar, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

The Queen, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

Dance of Death, The Queen

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.

The Death of the Virgin

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.

Diploma of the Highland Society

Diploma of the Highland Society engraved by Luke Clennell.

The engraving, "Elizabetha Regina (From 'A Booke of Christian Prayers.' Printed by John Daye, London, 1569.)." -Cundall, 1895

Elizabetha Regina

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 engraving by Bonhomme shows the method of descent.

Miners Descending A Shaft

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.

The Flight into Egypt

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 de Worde in 1496." -Cundall, 1895

Fyshynge with an Angle

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 Gate of Fame

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 Great White Horse

"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 Grief of Hannah

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.

The Happiness of the Godly

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.

Henry VIII in Council

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.

Heures a L'usaige de Chartre

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.

Horsemen, Three Abreast, with Banners

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.

Joab's Artifice

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 King's Banquet

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 and the Lady

"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, Death, and the Devil

"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.

The Knight

The Knight, an engraving from William Caxton's Game and Playe of the Chesse.

Le Pot-Casse, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.

Le Pot-Casse

Le Pot-Casse, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.

The frontispiece of Le Sorti de Marcolini by Giuseppe Porta in Venice, 1540.

Le Sorti de Marcolini Frontispiece

The frontispiece of Le Sorti de Marcolini by Giuseppe Porta in Venice, 1540.

Les Heures, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.

Les Heures

Les Heures, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.

The engraving, Music from 'Mirrour of the World' by William Caxton, the first English printer.

Music

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

The Nativity

"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, 1895

O'erarched with Oaks that Form Fantastic Bowers

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 printed books by Aldus Manutius.

Poliphilo in the Garden

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

Samson Killing the Lion

"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.

The Savages of Calicut

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.

Scauper

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 of Human Salvation).

Speculum Humanae Salvationis

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. Christopher

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." -Heath, 1901

St. John and St. Peter. St. Paul and St. Mark

"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.

Terence

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

"The Trinity. By Albrect Dürer. In the Belvedere, Vienna.'" -Heath, 1901

The Trinity

"The Trinity. By Albrect Dürer. In the Belvedere, Vienna.'" -Heath, 1901

"Virgin and Child. By Albrecht Dürer. Engraving of the year 1507." -Heath, 1901

Virgin and Child

"Virgin and Child. By Albrecht Dürer. Engraving of the year 1507." -Heath, 1901

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels, an engraving by Albrecht Dürer.

The Virgin Crowned by Two Angels

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

The Virgin with Four Saints

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 Great Britain: several works followed, all, hoever, in the same rude manner." — Chambers, 1881

Wood Engraving

"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

The Wood-Engraver

A woodcut engraving, "The Wood-Engraver. By Jost Amman (1568)." -Cundall, 1895