Detail from Darani of One Million Pagodas, 764-770, Japan. CBL J 1697.

Print

Printmaking is the process by which an image or text can be reproduced multiple times from a single source, traditionally carved wood or metal. This technology made the wide-scale dissemination of information possible and has had a huge impact on societies across the world. Works in the collection range from 8th-century Buddhist texts, to the independent invention of moveable type in the 15th century, reaching as far as modern fine art prints.

Darani of One Million Pagodas
764-770
Japan
CBL J 1697.2

Highlights

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  • Image of Adam and Eve, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), engraving, 1504, Germany. CBL Wep 0007.

    Adam and Eve
    Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
    1504
    Germany
    CBL Wep 0054

    1 / 9

  • Darani of One Million Pagodas
    764-770
    Japan
    CBL J 1697.2

    2 / 9

  • Image of Eleventh Month (Jūichi gatsu) from Twelve Months of the Southern Quarter (Minami jūni ko), Torii Kiyonaga, c. 1783, Japan. CBL J 2421.

    Eleventh Month (Jūichi gatsu) from Twelve Months of the Southern Quarter (Minami jūni ko)
    Torii Kiyonaga
    c. 1783
    Japan
    CBL J 2421

    3 / 9

  • Image of Five cranes on a spit of sand, Kubo Shunman, probably 1816, Japan. CBL J 2284.

    Five cranes on a spit of sand
    Kubo Shunman
    probably 1816
    Japan
    CBL J 2284

    4 / 9

  • Image of Lying in Hospital, Dublin, Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin, James Malton (d. 1803), etching and aquatint, 1794, London. CBL Wep 4167

    Lying in Hospital, Dublin, Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin
    James Malton (d. 1803)
    1794
    London
    CBL Wep 4167

    5 / 9

  • Image of Popish Plot playing cards, after Francis Barlow (1626-1704), 1679, England. CBL Wep 4182.

    Popish Plot playing cards, after Francis Barlow (1626-1704)
    1679
    England
    CBL Wep 4182

    6 / 9

  • Printer’s shop (Sculptura in aes)
    published by Philips Galle (1537-1612) after Jan van der Straet (1523-1605)
    engraving
    1580-1605
    Antwerp
    CBL Wep 4073

    7 / 9

  • Proof print of Battle of Oroï-Jalatu from the Conquests of the Western Regions, engraved by Jacques Philippe Le Bas, after Giuseppe Castiglione, 1770, Paris, France. CBL C 1603

    Proof print of Battle of Oroï-Jalatu from the Conquests of the Western Regions
    engraved by Jacques Philippe Le Bas
    after Giuseppe Castiglione
    1770
    Paris (France)
    CBL C 1603

    8 / 9

  • Scene from Money Cannot Buy, 17th century, China. CBL C 1695.

    Scene from Money Cannot Buy
    17th century
    China
    CBL C 1695

    9 / 9

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