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A Bouquet of Oaks

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Frederick Juengling; after Charles Henry Miller, A Bouquet of Oaks, 1886, wood engraving on paper, Gift of Dr. William H. Brandt, public domain, 2008.2

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Title

A Bouquet of Oaks

Artist

Frederick Juengling (American, born Germany, 1846-1889)

after Charles Henry Miller (American, 1842-1922)

Date

1886

Medium

wood engraving on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 5 13/16 in x 8 7/8 in; sheet: 9 5/16 in x 13 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: CHARLES H. MILLER NA / N.Y., inscribed in the block, in the block, l.r.

inscription: FRED JUENGLING/18 N.Y. 86, inscribed in the block, in the block. l.l.

signature: Fred Juengling, graphite, below theimage, l.r.

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. William H. Brandt

Accession Number

2008.2

Copyright

public domain

Terms

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

landscapes

Oak

paper

wood engraving

Description

Wood engraving, with its capacity for fine detail and compatibility with type, was a key means of book and journal illustration in the nineteenth century. By the end of the century, it had become the chief method for reproducing images in popular periodicals and books, yet it had also become a tedious craft and was being challenged by the development of photomechanical processes. Seeking to improve the quality of the technique, the new school of wood engravers sought novel ways to carve the block and to vary their styles in interpreting paintings or photographs. In his virtuosic wood engraving A Bouquet of Oaks, Frederick Juengling worked with powerful magnifying glasses to capture tonal gradations of extraordinary delicacy through deftly carved lines.

After the painting by Charles H. Miller (American, 1842-1922).

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