Earliest attempts at colour printing in the West are on display for the first time at British Museum exhibition of German Renaissance Colour Woodcuts curated by British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Elizabeth Savage.
A new exhibition at the British Museum examines the earliest attempts to incorporate colour into printmaking in the 1400s and 1500s in the German lands—where colour printmaking began in the West. It brings together 31 prints and one drawing, many of which are unique and have never been displayed together before, to present a representative survey of the first century of colour printing in Germany, where the technology developed. Curated by Dr Elizabeth Savage of the Cambridge Faculty of English as a result of her British Academy funded research project, it is the first exhibition dedicated to the early history of colour prints in Renaissance and Reformation Germany. You can read more about the Exhibition and Dr Savage’s research here.