MC Escher Woodcuts and Wood Engravings

       Escher’s body of work consists of 448 woodcuts, wood engravings, lithographs, mezzotints, and linocuts.  Woodcuts are images carved into sidegrain wood, whereas wood engravings are cut into endgrain wood.  The endgrain allows for greater detail.  The carved wood is then inked and paper is pressed onto the inked surface thereby transferring the image to the paper.

     The following pages contain Escher’s woodcuts and wood engravings in chronological order.  Click on anything you are interested in for more information and larger pictures.  All pieces are for sale on this page.

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  Emblemata   1931                                                 Read more about Emblemata HERE.


  Scholastica   1931                                 Read more about Scholastica HERE.