Display On now until Sunday, 13 September 2020

Making an Impression

The Art of Relief Printmaking

  • Monday, 9 September 2019 – Sunday, 13 September 2020

  • Paintings, Room 88a, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries, and Prints and Drawings, Room 90, The Julie and Robert Breckman Gallery , South Kensington

  • Free event

Making an Impression photo

Featuring prints alongside blocks, plates and tools used to make them, this display explores the varied techniques and rich effects of relief printmaking. It spans a 600-year history of Western printmaking, showcasing the work of craftsmen, pioneers and entrepreneurs, with objects ranging from medieval playing cards to contemporary fine art.

Image: ‘Speed’ by Claude Flight. Colour linocut (detail) United Kingdom, ca. 1922 (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London