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

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 

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

Wood Engraving by Timothy Cole

Paulus Potter painted by Bartholomeus van der Helst