Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

Henry Wolf:

11) Album.

New York, ca. 1880 - 1916

This original scrapbook was hand signed by its author on the cover.

Shortly after the German taking of his homeland in 1871, the Alsatian wood engraver Henry Wolf had emigrated to New York and became one of the most distinguished engravers of the New School. He was highly esteemed for his utmost refined interpretations, and in the first decade of the 20th century he was regarded together with coeval Timothy Cole as one of the last survivors of artistic xylography. His personal scrapbook consists of thirty-five pages, which are densely filled with a total of four hundred and sixty five articles and press clippings, including also many documents on the conflict between Linton and The New School. It serves not only as a documentation of his exhibition activities, but can also be regarded as a unique document of the popularity and the surprising international reputation of the last xylographic dinosaurs of the hyperrealistic school.