Great British Buildings

These prints comprise the first group of four collotypes drawn by Michael Pickwoad to mark European Architectural Heritage Year in 1975. Pickwoad (1945-2018) was an engineer who became a distinguished art director and became well known as a Production Engineer in film and on the BBC including the show, Doctor Who. (A collotype is a dichromate-based photographic process invented by Alphonse Poitevin in 1856 and used for large-volume mechanical printing before the introduction of cheaper offset lithography. It can produce results difficult to distinguish from metal-based photographic prints because of its microscopically fine reticulations which compose the image. Many old postcards are collotypes.

The prints measure 46.5 cm w x 32 cm h (19.257″ x 12.5″) allow slight variation from the printer’s cut 50 years ago. Shown here are photos of the prints .

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