Adam Smyth: The Print Craze, 2 November 2017
Show More The Print Before Photography: An Introduction to European Printmaking 1550-1820 by Antony Griffiths.
British Museum, 560 pp., £60, August 2016, 978 0 7141 2695 1Show More
“... lions, cows, goats); landscapes, views and ruins; and, most strikingly, pieces of the human body. Samuel Pepys, a century before, would have called these ‘brave cutts’. Page after page displays eyes, chins, mouths (grinning, aghast, pursed), ears, hands and feet, each part excised from the whole to float in a manner both exemplary and forlorn. This is the ...”