The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 13, 2024

At the Seashore

At the Seashore

1932
(American, 1895–1941)
Catalogue raisonné: Smith R-3
Location: not on view

Description

The first great exponent of wood engraving was the Englishman Thomas Bewick. The endgrain of hard boxwood (Turkish boxwood is especially good) has a smooth, uniform texture that can be engraved with a sharp instrument, making closely set lines possible for the production of a great range of textures and tones as well as minute detail. The surface of the block is inked so that engraved areas on the printed image appear as white lines (the white of the paper) against an inked background. Because the block is very strong, large numbers of impressions can be printed, and because the block can be printed along with type, wood engraving became the principal method for illustrating books, magazines, and newspapers in the 19th century.
  • Against the Grain: Woodcuts from the Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 17-November 9, 2003).
    The Print Club of Cleveland: Publication Prints 1924-1994. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 9-June 26, 1994).
    The Graphic Art of Emil Ganso. University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA (organizer) (December 7, 1979-January 20, 1980).
    The Print Club of Cleveland, 1919 - 1969: Fifty Years in Review. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (January 14-March 31, 1970).
    Presentation Prints of the Print Club of Cleveland: 40th Anniversary Exhibition of the Print Club of Cleveland. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (October 13-December 2, 1959).
    Exhibition of the Month: Ways of Drawing Nudes. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 30-June 6, 1945).
    Print Club Publications: Past Fifteen Years. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 9-March 20, 1938).
  • {{cite web|title=At the Seashore|url=false|author=Emil Ganso|year=1932|access-date=13 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1932.302