Woodcut prints

I went to art school originally as a woodcut printmaker, and I have maintained this practice sporadically since 1986. I have retained a fascination with early printmaking techniques - my college dissertation was an investigation into the techniques of crosshatch in Durer's woodcuts. Currently in the British Library there is on display a map of Amsterdam printed in 1544 by Cornelis Anthoniszoon, which shows three-directional crosshatch, which I point out in Treasures Tours. I have also been excited by simple chapbook images from the 18th and 19th centuries (since being given a copy of the Oxford Book of Nursery Rhymes as an infant), and by modernist French woodcuts (particularly Andre Lhote and Andre Derain).