Marianne Hansen

This bookplate is my latest work in woodcut in the style of the fifteenth century.
I have cut blocks and printed them as an intermittent hobby for fifteen years as a
way of exploring one of the arts of the late medieval book. I occasionally cut a
block just because an image pleases me, but more often for some specific use -
a wedding invitation, a New Year's card, and so on. My largest project to date
has been a deck of cards, some of which are shown in this small exhibition. I am
interested in working next on more bookplates, basing them on fifteenth- and
sixteenth-century bookplates and on printers' marks.

- Marianne Hansen

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