Prints

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.


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Girl power fuels demand for drawing and etching in Kent

03 July 2017

Exactly a week before Harry Rutherford’s ‘Camden Town’ painting sold in London (see separate Art Market story this edition), a small undated sketch, Female Nude, by his prolific mentor and tutor Walter Sickert (1860-1942) cropped up in Kent.

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Three men charged in New York over fake Damien Hirst artworks sold to a “multitude of buyers” on eBay

26 June 2017

Three men have been charged in a New York court in connection with a $400,000 scam to sell fake artworks by Damien Hirst.

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Consignments from online firm Auctionata to be offered at auction at Van Ham

23 June 2017

Artworks consigned to the now defunct German online firm Auctionata will be auctioned at Van Ham Kunstauktionen in Cologne.

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Hokusai The Great Wave at auction and on show at the British Museum

23 May 2017

It’s already one of the most famous images in the world, and thanks to a British Museum exhibition opening this week ‘The Great Wave’ is set to thrill an even wider audience.

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Newcastle gallery wins acquisitions prize at London Original Print Fair

05 May 2017

The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, has been awarded £8000 to add to its print collection.

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Old Master prints – the market best-kept secret?

02 May 2017

With prices lagging behind modern limited editions, Old Master prints may be the market’s best-kept secret...

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A brief history of Old Master prints

02 May 2017

A millennia after the technology was first used in China, the earliest printed images in Europe were created in the 14th century. Simple woodcuts intended for private devotion, they served as cheap substitutes for book illuminations. Few survive today.

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The shifting focus of London Original Print Fair

24 April 2017

The London Original Print Fair, now in its 32nd year, takes place at the Royal Academy from May 4-7 and features 51 international dealers and print publishers.

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Whistler's Weary contribution to New York sale

24 April 2017

Pictured here is one of several etchings by James Abbott McNeil Whistler that will feature in Swann Galleries’ sale of prints on May 2.

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Cattle market in print form at Reading Contemporary Art Fair

18 April 2017

A framed limited edition print is Cattle Market by Jo Willis priced at £170, measuring 12 x 12in (30 x 30cm). It will be for sale at the Reading Contemporary Art Fair this weekend.

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Goya’s bullfighting epic rediscovered

10 April 2017

A previously unknown complete set of Goya’s La Tauromaquia led Sotheby’s sale of Prints & Multiples in London on April 4.

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Oh! Calcutta! £14,000 show-stopper

05 April 2017

Shown here is one of 25 coloured litho plates that illustrate Sir Charles Doyly’s Views of Calcutta and its Environs, a large folio work published in 1848.

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The long haul: test of Grosvenor staying power

05 April 2017

Demand for the delicate 20th century dynamic prints of the Grosvenor School has softened since the string of recordbreaking sales and prices taking place several years ago.

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Chagall’s ‘Arabian Nights’

01 April 2017

Seen here is one of 13 coloured lithographs by Marc Chagall that make up Tales from the Arabian Nights, a special, deluxe portfolio printed by Albert Carman and published by Pantheon Books in New York in 1948.

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Victorian printmakers Charles and George Hunt celebrated with the launch of first full-length book on the artists

31 March 2017

A new book on two prolific Victorian printmakers launched last night.

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Goya’s bullfighting etchings found in a French chateau come to auction

27 March 2017

The collection of 33 'La Tauromaquia' prints, to be offered at Sotheby’s Prints & Multiples sale in London on April 4, carries an estimate of £300,000-500,000.

The SS Jerseymoor, a woodcut by Edward Wadsworth

International previews: Kaplan collection in Pennsylvania

25 March 2017

The diverse collection of Jeffrey M Kaplan is making various appearances under the hammer this spring.

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Glimpse of a vanished painting

25 March 2017

A lithograph of David Roberts’ (1796-1864) lost painting The siege and destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans under the command of Titus took top honours at Staffordshire auction house Cuttlestones (17.5% buyer’s premium) on March 2-3.

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Celebrating Japanese woodblock artists and the Brits they inspired at galleries and auction

18 January 2017

The beautiful Japanese woodblock prints created by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige inspired similar works across the world and most famously the paintings of Van Gogh.

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Never before auctioned Edvard Munch prints go up for sale

19 September 2016

Two fresh to the market Edvard Munch prints are coming up for sale at Sotheby’s Prints & Multiples sale in London on September 27.

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