Printmaking is generally defined as the creation of multiple impressions of an image. Each print may features slight variations with individual examples usually known as ‘impressions,’ and multiple impressions as an ‘edition.’

Among the many varieties of printmaking are woodcuts, engravings, etching, mezzotints, lithographs and screenprints.


States and dates drive Old Master print market

03 June 2024

Impressions of all three of Albrecht Dürer’s (1471-1528) famous Meisterstiche (master engravings) were sold by Grogan & Co (25% buyer's premium) on May 4.


Cruikshank boxes clever with trio of sought-after fighters

27 May 2024

Television host's collection yields rare studies at London auction

London und Paris

Pick of the week: Gillray in his own time and place

13 May 2024

Remarkably, although a very successful and popular artist, no accounts of the work of the Georgian caricaturist James Gillray (1756-1815) were published in England during his lifetime.


Colour plate books: Around the world with Norman Bobins

13 May 2024

ATG takes a whistlestop tour of the globe via the greatest recent collection of colour plate travel and costume books


How Whistler became a prolific and powerful printmaker

13 May 2024

When James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) arrived in Paris in 1855 determined to pursue a career as an artist, printmaking was experiencing a revival.

Pugilist prints

Boxing prints punch above their weight at auction

08 May 2024

Three boxing prints proved to be heavy hitters at Wimbledon Auctions on April 29, selling for 32-times the high estimate.


London Art Week announces early highlights

02 May 2024

Ambitious British print series from First World War joins other starring items in summer art fest


Japanese ghosts and real women

08 April 2024

During his travels to Europe, Winfield Robbins (1841-1910) amassed some 150,000 prints that he later left to his hometown of Arlington, Massachusetts.


One of the Four Indian Kings visits a US saleroom

11 March 2024

Rare prints from a remarkable collection deaccessioned from a library in Massachusetts came for sale at Tremont Auctions (24% buyer’s premium) on February 25.


Historic works hold their own at London Original Print Fair

11 March 2024

Despite print fair’s focus having shifted over the years, more traditional works still play an important part


Five questions with print dealer Gwen Hughes

11 March 2024

Gwen Hughes is among the exhibitors at the London Original Print Fair.


Frederick Austin: an artist of the old school

26 February 2024

Group of works by a maker who used mostly traditional techniques creates a secondary market test


Deaccessioned rare prints collection comes to Boston auction house

16 February 2024

A remarkable collection of prints amassed by Winfield Robbins (1841-1910) of Arlington, Massachusetts have been deaccessioned and will be auctioned.

Edward Hopper's etching Night Shadows

Edward Hopper etching tops Bonhams’ print sale in Los Angeles

25 January 2024

American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is known for his moody views of his native New York with his paintings often imbued with garish light and contrasting bright and muted colours.


Remarkable Rembrandt print prices as Christie's disperses Sam Josefowitz collection

02 January 2024

Rembrandt prints were a prominent feature of the London Old Master sales in December.

Linocut by Cyril Power

Bring me sunshine: Rare Cyril Power linocut in demand at Bonhams

18 December 2023

Many of Cyril Edward Power’s (1872-1951) most sought-after subjects for his futurist-style linocuts involve different methods of public transport.


Collector Interview: Dedicated to the etchings of the Detmold twins

18 December 2023

Based on his own 50-year collecting odyssey, Iain MacPhail has privately published a hardback catalogue raisonné of the etchings created by the prolific Victorian and early 20th century book illustrators Charles Maurice and Edward Julius Detmold. Here he talks to ATG about his collecting passion.


Escher’s deep fascination with the Amalfi Coast

27 November 2023

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) arrived on the Amalfi Coast in 1923 and ultimately created more than 100 works there based on the landscape.


Rare set of Keika chrysanthemums kept intact

13 November 2023

The late 19th century Japanese artist Keika Hasegawa remains something of an enigma.


Phyllis Lucas Gallery's drawings and art come to auction in New York

30 October 2023

On November 4, Roland Auctions in New York will offer the final part of a vast gallery inventory of original prints, lithographs, etchings and paintings.