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Engraving Prints

Engraving is a type of Intaglio printmaking where lines are furrowed into a metal plate with a sharp angled tool known as a burin. The plate is then inked and pressed to create the image. Though forms of engraving have existed since the Stone Age, this painstaking technique was refined in the mid-1400s in Germany, and was used extensively for mapmaking, mass-produced illustrations for books, and even for the printing of currency.

Engraving reached its zenith in the mid-1500s, when artists began to create prints of monumental size and minute detail. The versatility of the technique allows for a tremendous level of detail, while still showing subtle tonalities, depending upon the length and width of the furrowed lines.

Artists often vary the width of parallel lines by using a burin... Read more

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Antique Neoclassical red ink engraving

March 19, 2018, 4:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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March 20, 2018, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€500 (starting bid)

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3 engravings: De Montfaucon + Pietro Antonio Pazzi

March 22, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

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Schraubtaler mit 8 gestochenen Texten und kolorierten Darstellungen zum K

March 23, 2018, 3:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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Antique engravings

March 24, 2018, 3:00 PM CET
Gent, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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March 24, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

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