For centuries, printmaking was a means of duplicating drawings and
paintings. However, by the end of the 19th century, artists were
creating etchings, lithographs, engravings, and woodcuts that were
unique expressions, not reproductions of drawings or paintings. Even
prints created through a process that had the potential for making
duplicates were individual enough to be numbered separately. As the
artist June Wayne once explained to me, a print is a work of art with a lot of siblings.