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Mezzotint

Scope note

Intaglio process in which the surface of the plate is methodically roughened with a rocker to produce a dark background; areas may then be lightened using various scrapers. Produces a printed image having a continuous tonal range. PRTT

This term has 4,633 records attributed within our system.

Term type

AAT
Technique
Material

Getty AAT term number

300053233

Created

12yrs ago

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Abel Roper

Maker(s)

Printmaker: White, George
Painter: Hysing, Hans (After)

George Weld

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Sherwin, William

Venus and Adonis

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Smith, John
Publisher: Smith, John
Painter: Poussin, Nicolas (After)

Richard Low

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Beckett, Isaac

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