Noel Rooke, 'The Two Bridges'

Noel Rooke, 'The Two Bridges'

Noel Rooke (1881-1953)
'The Two Bridges'
Possibly 1920
Woodcut
Museum no.  E.450-1921

In relief printing, the cuts that the printmaker makes in the printing block correspond to the blank areas in the resulting print. They appear white if white paper is used. It is the untouched parts of the surface that carry the ink. To create a black line the printmaker has to clear away the material from around the line. A white line is cut directly into the block. The use of white lines can be clearly seen in this print. Some printed areas have picked up the texture of the wood surface.

This image can be found in Print Room Box 9A.