Prints; printmaking history, techniques, antique printmaking

Printmaking, printmaking history, techniques, lithography, etching, antique prints and maps
A comprehensive guide to websites

Antique prints, dealers History of printmaking
Japanese prints Lithography
Mezzotints Printmakers, print artists
Rare books Techniques
Typography Woodcuts
Giclée printing  

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Adventures in the Print Trade
Share this blogger’s excitement and his discoveries as he delves ever deeper into the world of prints and printmakers.


Antique prints (dealers, retail)

See also Antique Dealers

Antique maps. Sanderus Antiquariaat, Gent, Belgium
Antique maps from the 15th to the 18th century. Antique atlases and rare illustrated books. Decorative prints and medieval manuscripts.

Antique Prints and Rare Maps from the 15th to the19th century. Philographikon Gallery, Munich, Germany.
Maps from around the world, botanical prints, animal prints, architectural prints, sports prints.

Bazzani Stampe Antiche, Verona, Italy
Antique books and prints.

Kitty Liebreich Antique Prints and Maps, UK

Grosvenor Prints, Covent Garden, London

Heatons of Tisbury, Wiltshire

Cambridge Book and Print Gallery
Cambridge Book and Print Gallery is a leading UK specialist in fine art prints by modern British and international artists.

Old Master Prints (Christopher Medez)
Christopher Mendez, London, was established in 1965 and is a specialist dealer in Old Master Prints.

Michael Finney Antique Books and Prints, London

The Old Print Shop
The Old Print Shop, Inc, founded in 1898, is an art gallery specializing in American graphic arts, antiquarian maps, atlases, and artist books.

Robert Frew Antiquarian Books, Maps and Prints
South Kensington/Knightsbridge, London

Postaprint Antique Maps and Historical Old Prints, U.K.

Art and antique dealers associations around the world. Artwis.com

Artists, printmakers

Printmakers, a list of contemporary printmakers from The-Artists.org.

Printmakers listed under nationality.
Wikipedia

Artists, printmakers, an index of print master artists.

Artists’ Books, a guide to websites. 

ARTEnovance. French Art Gallery
Prints, lithographs. photos, sculptures and paintings.

Art River.com
Affordable art prints by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vija Celmins, Sam Francis, Ellsworth Kelly, Gerhard Richter and others.

 

Achenbach Graphic Arts Council
Supporting the Prints and Drawings Department of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Australian prints

Prints and Printmaking
Prints and printmaking Australia Asia Pacific provides a gateway for information on printed images from Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The focus of the site is prints and printmaking by artists from Australia, Aboriginal Australia, the Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea, Maori and Pakeha Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific region.

Print Australia Reference Library Catalogue
By art historian Josephine Severn.

Print Australia
A printmaking portal.

Australian Prints and Printmaking
The collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Includes New Zealand, Australasia and the Pacific region.

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Blogs

Adventures in the Print Trade
Share this blogger’s excitement and his discoveries as he delves ever deeper into the world of prints and printmakers.

Books, book-printing, history of printing

See also: Rare and Antique Books

Books, Rare Books
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in the Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame. A searchable database.Aldine Press

Aldus Manutius
The leading publisher and printer of the Venetian High Renaissance, Aldus set up a definite scheme of book design, produced the first italic type, introduced pocket of the classics and applied several innovations in binding technique and design for use on a broad scheme.

Hollar, Wenceslaus

Wenceslaus Hollar. Art museums displaying works by Hollar.

Wenceslaus Hollar. Fine Art Museums of San Francisco

Wenceslaus Hollar. Wikipedia entry.

Aldine Press
The Aldine Press (1495-1588) was one of the most significant presses in European history.
The Harry Ransom Center Collection

Colonna, Francesco

Francesco Colonna. Wikipedia

Hypnerotomachia, Project Gutenberg

The Strife of Love in a Dreame In PDF or DJVU, and beta flip-book formats

Hypnerotomachia P0lipoli0colo
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: ubi humana omnia non nisisomnium esse docet atque obiter plurima scitu sane quam digna commemorat: digital version, from the Boston Public Library collection at Archive.org

Hypnerotomachia. Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress

Poliphilo in the Garden, from 'Hypnerotomachia Poliphili,' printed at Venice.
Poliphilo in the Garden, from ‘Hypnerotomachia Poliphili,’ printed at Venice.


The Aldine Press: catalogue of the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection
This is one of the largest and most important collections of Aldine Press books in the world.

In Aedibvs Aldi
The Legacy of Aldus Manutius and his Press
This catalog accompanied an exhibition in the Harold B. Lee Library from March to August, 1995, of a selection of the library’s Aldine holdings, celebrating the quincentenary of the founding of the Aldine Press.

Typefaces, fonts
Information about the font designer Aldus Manutius and his typefaces.

Dante in print, an edition from Aldus Manutius.

History of printing, history of the printing press.

British Museum prints and drawings collection.

Brücke. Artists of Brücke. Themes in German Expressionist Prints. MOMA.

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Callot, Jacques. Jacques Callot
The famous 17th century French engraver who founded modern print.

Corporation of London Library and Art Gallery Electronic COLLAGE website. 
This image database of over 20,000 prints, drawings, maps, paintings and photographs specialises in London material and offers online purchase of prints and digital files, as well as providing more detailed information about the holdings at Guildhall Art Gallery and Guildhall Library Prints & Maps section.

Consilio. Il Laboratorio d’Arte di Giuliana Consilvio, Milan. 
On engraving and woodcuts.

Crown Point Press, California, US. 
A gallery and studio that invites artists from all parts of the world to make etchings and woodcuts.

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Fairs

International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).

London Original Print Fair

Manchester Print Fair

Print fairs

New York Print Fair

French prints, antique prints

Antique Prints of France

ARTEnovance. French Art Gallery
Prints, lithographs. photos, sculptures and paintings.

French antique prints. Antique-Prints.de

The Fondation Custodia
is in charge of the Frits Lugt Collection in Paris, a remarkable ensemble of drawings, printspaintingsbooks and artists’ letters. It also works in partnership with the Institut Néerlandais in Paris, which was founded in 1956 as the result of a joint initiative by Frits Lugt and the Dutch government.

Géricault, Théodore. Lithographs by Theodore Géricault.

 

Giclée printing

About Giclee Prints
Definitions, terms rekated to giclee printing.

Giclée
Wikipedia entry.

Giclee Printing/Giclee Printer Review OrganizationGiclee Fine Art Printer Reviews

Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth, one of the UK’s best-loved giclée services. Silled and respected specialists offer archival prints, cards, expert advice and “freebies” to artists and photographers throughout Europe – and beyond.

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History of printmaking

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Italian antique prints/Stampe di Italia

Italian antique prints. 
Antique Prints.de.

Printshow
A free access webzine on printmaking, connecting the Italian printmaking scene with the practice of contemporary art.

Italian art prints. Antique Prints of Italy
A large illustrated selection of historical prints of Italy.

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Japanese prints

Shunga printmaking, Wikipedia entry.

Ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints. Wikipedia entry.

Japanese Print Gallery
London’s most extensive collection of Japanese prints.

Viewing Japanese Prints: Woodblock Prints, Ukiyo-e, Sosaku Hanga …
Illustrated essays on Japanese prints.

Tokaido
Hara on the Tokaido, ukiyo-e print by Hiroshige

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Library of Congress American Memory Finder
Early American prints and photographs

Linoleum printing

How to carve a linoleum block for printing.

The Linocut. Wikipedia entry.

Lithography websites.

London prints, print dealers and organizations

The Art Group
This studio is dedicated to reproducing art at the highest possible standard using the very latest technology. Their clients include: Tate, MoMA, SFMoMA, The Smithsonian Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, alongside a list of highly respected private clients.

British Museum prints and drawings collection.

London Original Print Fair
The longest-running specialist print fair in the world.

London prints. Corporation of London Library and Art Gallery Electronic COLLAGE website. 
This image database of over 20,000 prints, drawings, maps, paintings and photographs specialises in London material and offers online purchase of prints and digital files, as well as providing more detailed information about the holdings at Guildhall Art Gallery and Guildhall Library Prints & Maps section.

London Print Studio