Stage Coach with the News of Peace, 1815, Robert Havell (1769-1832) after James Pollard (1792-1867), aquatint
, handcoloured, 33.
With an impressive range of techniques and materials represented (lithograph, screen print, etching, drypoint, aquatint
, mezzotint, and photogravure), this exhibition will argue for renewed scholarly attention to "multiple originals," not as superfluous to an artist's core practice but as a crucial mode of working through formal and technical problems--one with the potential for major breakthroughs.
Varying tones called Aquatint
can be etched into the plate.
Yes, for he's a jolly good fellow and Oxford is still a city of aquatint
, as it was when Charles Ryder first met Lord Sebastien Flyte amid its dreaming spires
Oxford in those Radcliffe Camera days was still a city of aquatint
After etching his images onto metal plates, he uses an aquatint
to determine the tones that will appear in the print.
This accomplished series of etchings uses traditional techniques including mezzotint and aquatint
, both invented in the 17th century to allow for halftones to be produced without resorting to crosshatching or stipple.
Titled "First Light" (1989-90), this suite of aquatint
etchings documents the artist's formal, two-dimensional investigations into the juxtaposition of light and dark, the velvety tones facing off against one another in glowing contrast.
In addition to this trove of aquatint
etchings, created by passing an etched metal plate covered with ink through a printing press, the show also presents artifacts and memorabilia from the artist's personal collection, such as letters, photographs, maps, flags and preparatory drawings.
A View of a Part of the City of Oud', a hand-tinted etching and aquatint
, was what Hodges presented at an exhibition in London along with 47 other works in 1788.
In addition, Snyder treats the different printmaking techniques--woodcut, etching, aquatint
, monotype, lithography and screenprint--as a palette to be combined.
50 Wolverhampton James Pollard (1792-1867) was a British painter and aquatint
engraver noted for his coach, fox hunting and equine scenes.
by Paul and Thomas Sandby, together with a number of watercolors and illustrations in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, preserve views of this famous meteor, which exploded with multiple projectiles.
Opposite: WALTON FORD, Visitation, Hardground and softground etching, aquatint
, spit-bite aquatint
, drypoint on paper, 44 x 30.
Before lithography, most people lived in a monochrome world: small hand-colored aquatint
or mezzotint engravings were the only mass-market colored medium they might be exposed to.