Black and White Etchings

Long before color was introduced to printmaking, in Asia first, and specifically in Japan, and later in Europe and the United States, graphic artists were compelled to render reality exactingly, or atmospherically, or evocatively, using black ink only.  The artistic talent assigned to the creator was predicated on their ability to render such elements using just the grayscale afforded by line and dot.  The group of prints explores this feat.  You will find prints dating from many centuries and most locations in the world where etching has been practiced.
Mann, Kelvin: "R"

Mann, Kelvin

"R"

Etching, 2010.

$225

The single letter "R", from the alphabet, illustrated by a rhinoceros. All letters are available, and the full set of 27 etchings in folio box is a...

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CALLOT, Jacques (1592-1635), Balli di Sfessania, Etching

CALLOT, Jacques

Balli di Sfessania

Etching, 1621.

$8,500

Jacques Callot (1592-1635) Complete set of 24 etchings, each, ca. 71 x 92 mm., Lieure 379-402, generally i/ii. Fine full set on thin laid paper, se...

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