During eight years from 1913, Wadsworth produced over 50 woodcuts, and, from 1919, five lithographs, a couple of etchings, and 23 copper engravings for the book Sailing-ships and Barges of the Western Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. The woodcuts are of great interest in themselves and also because of the variety of subjects that caught Wadsworth's imagination: harbours, the industrial valleys of his childhood, the Greek island on which he was stationed during the war, the dazzle-camouflaged ships, and the Black Country. For each subject he found a distinctive artistic language that was rarely used elsewhere.


-Quotation from 'The Graphic Work of Edward Wadsworth' by Jeremy Greenwood and Richard Cork.