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The Forgotten Art of Engraving
Virgin and Child on a Crescent with a Diadem
For over 500 years, engraving was one of the most popular printmaking techniques. Today, however, this method of hand-cutting images onto metal plates is rarely practiced. Although professional engravers still work for government mints and postal services, most contemporary intaglio printmakers are etchers, preferring to etch their images onto metal plates with acid. This year-long exhibition explored the history of the all-but-forgotten engraving technique, displaying prints by such celebrated masters as Albrecht Dürer, Hendrick Goltzius and Lucas Van Leyden.
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