White Line Engraving

“White Line Engraving: Engraving in which the design is carved into the surface, not raised from it, and which consequently appears as a white design on a black field. A Renaissance invention, but a specialty of the 19th-century wood engraver Thomas Bewick.”

Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.

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