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Hopefully this kind of question is allowed...

I'm wondering if anyone can help me identify what type of media this is? I'm leaning towards a linocut, but I have no education or experience in art and would rather not depend on my guess. :) It could be a woodcut for all I know, or something completely different, or maybe it's not even possible to tell. But if anyone here can clear this up for me I'd be most grateful.

The work is called "The Strasbourg Münster" and it's pre-1926, by an artist named Böhm - sorry, that is all I know!

Thanks!

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On July 24th, 2011 10:09 am (UTC), pac commented:
if it's pre 1926, then it's probably a woodcut. then again, there's a good chance, if he was german, that it might be lino, since lino as print medium was invented by german expressionists at the turn of the century. it is very hard to tell just by the one digital file alone. if we had a close up it would be better since you may be able to see the grain of a woodcut.

i know nothing of this artist though. where did you locate this image?
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On July 24th, 2011 10:18 am (UTC), wildflower399 replied:
The image is just a photocopy I was given of an old book page. I don't have the book itself to compare, and the photocopy is not much better than this scan. But there's no hint of any woodgrain; the black areas are completely, solidly black, which is partly why I was thinking it might be lino.
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On July 24th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC), uncle_silas commented:
Ldooks to me like a wood engraving, in which the plate is cut from the end grain of wood instead of on the grain as in woodcuts.
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On July 25th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC), wildflower399 replied:
Interesting! I've never heard of that (which doesn't mean much, since I'm an art ignoramus). I really wish I could see the original.
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On July 24th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC), luces commented:
If you want a more general term for it, you can just refer to it as a relief print.
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On July 25th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC), mouse2cat replied:
I second that. Definitely a relief print.
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On July 25th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC), wildflower399 replied:
Thanks! This is the term I'm going to use.
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On July 25th, 2011 04:47 am (UTC), wildflower399 replied:
I think I'll do exactly that, thank you! Better to be generally correct, than to get it wrong due to a detail. :)
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