German Renaissance Colour Woodcuts at the British Museum

Hans Weiditz,  Arms of Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg,  1520

Hans Weiditz, Arms of Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, 1520

A new exhibition launching at the British Museum on Thursday 26 November will examine the earliest attempts to incorporate colour into printmaking in the 1400s and 1500s in the German lands—where colour printmaking began in the West. It brings together 31 prints and one drawing, many of which are unique and have never been displayed together before, to present a representative survey of the first century of colour printing in Germany, where the technology developed.

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