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.

David Roberts lithograph

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.

Edvard Munch print, The Lonely Ones

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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Lowry and Vicari in the mix at Kent auction

13 September 2016

A collection of Lowry prints and a painting by Andrew Vicari, previously known as one of the richest living artists, are up for auction at Grand Auctions in Folkestone next week.

Edith Lawrence linocut Cricket

Grosvenor School collection from artist’s family offered Yorkshire auction

11 July 2016

Tennants are staging a single-owner sale featuring a collection of Grosvenor School prints that come fresh to the market after they were found stored a family home of Edith Lawrence’s (1890-1973) great nephew.

Portrait print by Kitagawa Utamaro

Japanese woodblock wonder sets record in Paris auction

30 June 2016

Crowning the white-glove success of Japanese works from the Portier collection in Paris was the sale of this signature portrait print by Kitagawa Utamaro for €600,000 (£500,000).

Forum Auctions announce venue for first London sale

31 May 2016

New books and works on paper specialists Forum Auctions will hold their first London sale at the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair on July 13-14.

Works on Paper Fairs

2016 Works on Paper Fair at the Royal Geographical Society

12 February 2016

Six images from this year's Works on Paper Fair at the Royal Geographical Society. Held at the venue Exhibition Road for the first time, the event runs from February 11-14.


Grosvenor Print forger sentenced

21 December 2015

A retired academic and art lecturer has been handed a six-month suspended sentence after admitting to forging a number of Grosvenor School linocut prints and attempting to pass them off as genuine through various auction houses.


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07 December 2015

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Elephant hopes rest on Rego

21 May 2015

This print ‘Unhappy Courtship’ by Dame Paula Rego (b.1935) is estimated at £2000-3000 at a charity sale being conducted by Roseberys.

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Warhol’s Elvis helps Contemporary art frenzy reach record levels

17 November 2014

Christie’s latest evening sale of Contemporary art in New York posted a premium-inclusive total of $852.9m (£557.4m), a new record for any auction.

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Wartime prints marching to the fore

28 March 2014

Images and footage of the First World War seem to be featuring prominently on TV at the moment, no doubt part of the extra attention engendered by the marking of the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict in 1914.


More Lowry print copies emerge – and clues on how to spot them

10 March 2014

Recent reports suggest the number of copied Lowry prints in circulation is increasing.

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Modern prints offered online

23 January 2014

Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol are among the names included in a European vendor’s collection of 74 prints and editions offered at online-only outfit The Auction Room’s next sale.

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The price of peace for Nevinson in Paris

27 August 2013

Demonstrating the benefits that provincial auctioneers continue to derive from the growth in demand for Modern British art, a number of this summer’s sale highlights in the regions were supplied by 20th century pictures.

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Cyril Power leads Bloomsbury prints sale

14 June 2013

A rare linocut by Cyril Power (1874-1951) leads the sale of Modern & Contemporary prints at Bloomsbury Auctions in London on June 27.

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New high for Edvard Munch print thanks to artist’s personal touch

10 April 2013

A number of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) prints at the latest specialist prints sales in London showed how much buyers are in tune with the artist’s ‘personal touch’.

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Modern British prints take centre stage

05 April 2013

People sipping wine may be a slightly less familiar subject for Nevinson, but a copy of the print 'Sur La Terrasse, Parnasse' will appear at Bonhams sale of Grosvenor School and Avant Garde British Printmaking in New Bond Street on April 16.


Christie’s set record total for Contemporary art auction

15 November 2012

Making the most amount of money ever seen for a Contemporary art auction, Christie’s evening sale on November 14 made a staggering $363.5m (£237.6m) hammer.