The Dalziel Brothers: A Family of Engravers
Past display archive
8 March - 5 September 2010
Room 26 case display
Members of the Dalziel family
Originating from Wooler, Northumberland, the Dalziels set up London’s largest and most influential wood-engraving firm. More than just engravers, they were also draughtsmen, printers, publishers and entrepreneurs who built relationships with the leading artists of the day, particularly the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and those of the Idyllic School, whose designs they engraved. The Camden Press, which they established in 1857, enabled them to commission and print their own books.
Today, their work is represented in important collections worldwide, but few images of the Dalziels themselves survive. This display features a selection from the Gallery’s recently researched, little-known collection of rare family photographs of the Dalziels.
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