Commissioning Fine Art Engraved Reproductions




 
The Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci    
Wood Engraving (detail) by Manuel Vermeire




Wood Engraving as method for Fine Art Reproduction


The reproductive print served from the Renaissance era till the beginning of the 1900s as the only way many painters could spread their artwork among the public.
They were relying on the ability of the engravers in order to gain recognition and success for their art.

  • Today I pay homage to the craftsmen of the past by reproducing paintings in the form of a
        wood engraving. 



                                                           Timothy Cole

                                                         

Timothy Cole (1852–1931, American wood engraver) was taking commissions from "The Century Magazine" in order to copy masterpieces of European art in musea.
His wood engravings were published from the beginning of the 1890s.

 "the advent of new mechanical processes had rendered wood engraving almost a lost art and left practically no demand for the work of such craftsmen..."      Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Cole








GENERAL INFO 

COMMISSIONING A FINE ART REPLICA OF A FAMOUS PIECE OF ART

When you contact me initially with a request of reproducing paintings in the form of a wood engraving please feel free to add images to your email.
You can commission the entire work, or even just a session or small detail from the artwork of your choice.


Please provide me only images that do not hold any copyright on the artwork: the artwork should be older than 70 years. The copyright on old paintings like those by Renoir, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Degas, etc, are expired and a replica can be created without requesting any permission.


Once my suggestions regarding size of the block, material, price, time needed to complete the work (it can take up to 3 months) have been approved by you, work can proceed.


HOW MUCH WILL MY COMMISSION COST?

The price of the engraved block can vary between 800 to 1500 euro, depending on the size of the block and complexity of the engraving. This price includes shipping costs, the original block and an edition of 20 hand printed and signed prints*.

In case of a request for a bigger edition of prints, the printing work will be done by a letterpress studio at separate costs.

Feel free to contact me with your requirements. You can write me in English, Italian, Dutch, French and Czech language.

*Shipping worldwide with standard international delivery services such as UPS, FedEx, DHL.








Wood engraving after the painting " St Martin Dividing his Cloak " 
by Manuel Vermeire



Displayed at the 75th Annual Exhibition of The Society of Wood Engravers 
www.woodengravers.co.uk





























































The Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci    
Wood Engraving Reproduction by Manuel Vermeire











 "The Battle of Anghiari," by Pieter Paul Rubens and my wood engraved block 











The Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald
Wood Engraving replica and reinterpretation by Manuel Vermeire
                   First prize in the 2015 Jean Chièze wood engraving competition, Paris, France.




















Wood Engraving by Timothy Cole

Paulus Potter painted by Bartholomeus van der Helst