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Benjamin Fawcett woodblock colour printer (1808-1893)

...print, which was then hand-coloured. The wooden print blocks were carved with great attention detail. Pear and boxwood were sufficiently hard and fine-grained, making them durable and capable of showing......It was then sent up to London in tea chests. Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893), one of the finest of the nineteenth century woodblock colour printers. The work appeared in volume 3......to the technique and design. Technique Colour printing was a huge change from the much admired monochrome engravings of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828). At first wood engraving illustrations were coloured by...

Wood

A fragment of fossilised wood taken from Bovey Tracey, Devon dating to the Eocene epoch 55 million to 33 million years ago....

Fossil wood

The exceptional preservation of this fossil wood (probably petrification) has allowed annual growth rings to be preserved and are clearly visible. This gives us a small insight into the climate...

Guest post – Spotlight on a Yoruba carved figure

...carved in soft wood, using an adze and a knife. Yoruba carvings are sculpted from a single piece of wood and vegetable dyes are used, Thomas Ona’s work is no......wood carver Thomas Ona Odulate. Ona was born and based in Ijebu Ode, Nigeria, and later moved to Lagos, where he produced several other figurines of a similar style. Most......such as the flesh, in the natural colour of the wood. Thomas Ona’s figures are often interpreted as humorous and satirical with their exaggerated features and long-established proportions. The head...

Chaplash tree: toungpoeng: wild Jack

This wood sample is from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly concerned with economic botany collected by J R Jackson of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew....

Nagesar: gangaw: ironwood

This wood sample is from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly concerned with economic botany collected by J R Jackson of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew....