Frederick Law Olmsted Notman, James  (American)

This extraordinary network of lines was hand engraved with no tools other than the guide photograph, a hand held burin and a magnifying glass.( Richard Benson)

The image, a full page engraving published in The Century illustrated in 1893 was displayed in the exhibition "The Printed Picture’ held at The Museum of Modern Art, in New York in 2008-09. The print was used as an example of a highly crafted wood engraving made using a photograph as a guide.

Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for his design of New York’s Central Park.

Reproduced / Exhibited

Benson Richard and Museum of Modern Art (New York N.Y.). The Printed Picture. Museum of Modern Art 2008.

MoMA Object number SC2008.1.148

References

Benson Richard and Museum of Modern Art (New York N.Y.). The Printed Picture. Museum of Modern Art 2008.