aquatint mezzotint

aquatint mezzotint
   In etching, a plate is first bitten in a solid aquatint, then a design is worked on top of the aquatint with a scraper and burnisher, producing a result similar to an ordinary mezzotint.

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  • Etching — For other uses of etch or etching, see Etching (disambiguation), for the history of the method, see old master prints. The Soldier and his Wife. Etching by Daniel Hopfer, who is believed to have been the first to apply the technique to… …   Wikipedia

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