An Original Wood block print of an underwater scene of fish from the drawing by P.J. Billinghurst. Printed 1898
An amazingly detailed woodcut print in stunning condition from an original woodcut block taken from a drawing by P.J. Billinghurst, 1898.
This print has been carefully taken from the Original 1898 edition of ‘The Studio’ Volume fourteen, One of the most iconic collections of artworks. Finely printed on a high-quality paper. The Studio books were an outward expression of the developments in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Size: 28cm Height x 20cm Wide
The Studio books were an illustrated collection of Fine and Applied Arts published in London from 1893 until 1964. The founder and first editor was Charles Holme. The magazine exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements.
The artwork from the "Studio" has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This print which we offer for sale is an original printed in 1898. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps and other notations in this print.
PLEASE READ THE HISTORY OF THIS UNIQUE PRINTING METHOD
The process of woodcut, etching and engraved prints is one of the oldest methods of commercial printing. Woodcut prints were made popular in the early 1500s by Hans Burgkmair and continued to be used by famous artists such as Eric Gill and William Morris. Because this is a unique printing method, no two prints are identical. With regards to your print, the original printing blocks were destroyed many years ago and thus your print is irreplaceable.
You are not just buying a beautiful print, you are buying an original work of art.