A Short History of Engraving & Etching, for the Use of Collectors and Students: With Full Bibliography, Classified List and Index of Engravers

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A. Constable & Company, Limited, 1908 - Engravers - 473 pages
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Page 234 - THE HISTORY OF JOHNNY QUAE GENUS: the Little Foundling of the late Dr. Syntax. By the Author of ' The Three Tours.' With 24 Coloured Plates by Rowlandson. THE ENGLISH DANCE OF DEATH, from the Designs of T. Rowlandson, with Metrical Illustrations by the Author of 'Doctor Syntax.
Page 199 - We append here for convenience some of the other gallery publications, which occupied so many third-rate engravers at the end of the eighteenth and in the first half of the nineteenth century : — century.
Page 289 - Imitations of original Drawings by Hans Holbein, in the Collection of His Majesty, for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. with biographical Tracts. Published by John Chamberlaine, Keeper of the King's Drawings and Medals.
Page 168 - In his etched work his unique position is realized to even greater advantage than in painting; for in the latter sphere Frans Hals, his senior by a few years, was not far behind in brilliance of brush and incisive delineation. But among contemporary etchers there was no one who combined the same mastery of medium with a tithe of his significance of expression. In fact, no worthy rival in this field can be found before the last century, and then in whom hut Whistler.
Page 40 - Niello may be described as the method of treating an engraved silver (or gold) plate by filling the furrows with a black substance (nigellum) formed by the fusion of copper, silver, lead, and sulphur, which gives the art its name. Powdered niello was laid on the surface of the plate, melted by the application of heat, and so run into the lines. The substance being allowed to cool and harden, the surface of the plate was burnished, and the design would appear in black on a bright ground.
Page 256 - I had well considered it, says he (so much having been already expressed, which may suffice to give the hint to all ingenious persons how it is to be performed), I did not think it necessary that an art so curious, and as yet so little vulgar, and which indeed does not succeed where the workman is not an accomplished designer, and has a competent talent in painting likewise, was to be prostituted at so cheap a rate as the more naked describing of it here would too soon have exposed it to.
Page 321 - LEPERE and EUGENE BEJOT, like Lalanne, for etchings of Paris ; EDGAR CHAHINE (an Armenian by birth) for his broad studies of the Paris masses ; and PAUL HELLEU for his brilliant but empty plates (produced with the diamond point) of fashionably dressed ladies ; while to recur to the Olympians one can hardly omit the famous name of the sculptor, AUGUSTE RODIN, who has done a few dry-points in the same swift cursive style as his pen drawings.
Page 330 - That the space to be covered should always be in proper relation to the means used for covering it.
Page 256 - Indian incke, water colours : graveing ; and, above all, the whole secret of mezzo-tinto,' and the manner of it, which is very pretty, and good things done with it.
Page 136 - FRANCIS DELARAM, and WILLIAM HOLE (the first, and probably the second, of Flemish extraction) were the busiest of the engravers of the reign of James I. and the early part of Charles I., who were ready to supply, in their modest but sound manner, any demands the publishers might make. JOHN and MARTIN I )ROESHOUT are two more engravers of Flemish extraction who may be mentioned for anything but their excellence.

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