British Prints: Dictionary and Price Guide / Edition 2
Originally published in 1987, this new edition of British Prints is a comprehensive dictionary of British printmakers working between 1650 and 1950. It covers eighteenth century mezzotint portraits, nineteenth century sporting aquatints and topographical views, and original etchings and lithographs in the twentieth century. Since most prints in this period were either signed in the plate or individually signed in ink or pencil by the artist, it provides a convenient and accessible means to identify a printmaker, look up the concise biographical summary and ascertain the printmaker's range of work and relative stature, as well as to obtain some idea of the likely value of the works. British Prints reached the status of bible within the antiques trade in its successful first edition, and this new fully revised edition has been very quick to reprint due to the demand.