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Wednesday’s women engravers ….

September 10, 2014

Last week I spoke about Eliza Thompson, being part of a family of successful wood-engravers but being recognised severally.  She was not alone,  in the  William Morris and Edward Bourne circle and those involved in the Arts and Crafts movement, and the revival of the art of wood engraving  there were anonymous ladies illustrating books with black line images and wood cut prints.  As seen in the illustrations above both designed by Edward Burne-Jones but engraved by women.

It would seem that women of the period were happy to support their fathers or husbands with technical support without pay and recognition.

It wasn’t until much later in the 19th century when women emerged as notable artist-engravers …


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