An electro-engraving printing process invented in 1854 by Paul Pretsch, which was beginning of a new era in the history of photography and printing, that of photo-engraving, which saw the publication of photographs in printing ink. It followed on from hand engraving methods, being more accurate and cheaper. Preparation of the plate took about six weeks from which 400-500 copies could be taken using a printing press.
Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs
Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.
Regency familiar faces
Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.
Who do you think you were?
Answer a few lifestyle questions about the Elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!