Mezzotints

What they lack for in numbers, they make up for in visual strength.  Mezzotints bring grayscales and gentle color modulations like few other techniques in printmaking afford.  It's no wonder the technique has spawned its own sub-culture of collectors.  There aren't many printmakers who have turned to the mezzotint rocker to express themselves, as the small number of works below shows.  But those who have usually don't do so lightly or in vain: softness of tone abounds in each of these prints.
Chad Nelson - Venice - mezzotint - 2014

NELSON, Chad

Venice

Mezzotint, 2014.

$300

Mezzotint on Hahnemühle wove paper.Edition of 20. Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil.

James Jacques Tissot - Le Banc de Jardin - Garden Bench - mezzotint - 1er etat - first state - rich burr

TISSOT, James

The Garden Bench

Mezzotint, 1883.

$5,000

Le Banc de Jardin (original French title) Mezzotint printed in warm black ink on thick wove paper.Reference: Wentworth 75.Extremely scarce early st...

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VANTTINEN, Jukka: Nightmeeting

VANTTINEN, Jukka

Nightmeeting

Mezzotint, 2014.

$450

Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper. Edition of 70. Signed, titled in English, dated and numbered in pencil.

VANTTINEN, Jukka: Fall

VANTTINEN, Jukka

Fall

Mezzotint, 2017.

$600

"Dagfall" ?(Original Swedish title) Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper. Edition of 50. Signed, titled in English, dated and numbe...

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WEIDENAAR, Reynold: Reverie

WEIDENAAR, Reynold

Reverie

Mezzotint, 1950.

$900

Mezzotint printed in black ink on laid paper. Edition of 250. Rather scarce today. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. Signed and ...

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RITCHIE, Charles: House 1

RITCHIE, Charles

House 1

Mezzotint, 2018.

$600

Charles Ritchie has been making prints with Center Street Studio since 1994. His most recent project is a set of 3 mezzotints depicting the night l...

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RITCHIE, Charles: House 2

RITCHIE, Charles

House 2

Mezzotint, 2018.

$600

Charles Ritchie has been making prints with Center Street Studio since 1994. His most recent project is a set of 3 mezzotints depicting the night l...

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RITCHIE, Charles: House 3

RITCHIE, Charles

House 3

Mezzotint, 2018.

$600

Charles Ritchie has been making prints with Center Street Studio since 1994. His most recent project is a set of 3 mezzotints depicting the night l...

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Mershimer, Frederick, Rooftops, Aquatint| Mezzotint

Mershimer, Frederick

Rooftops

Mezzotint, 1990.

$2,500

Rooftops, by Fred Mershimer, is, in my opinion, one of his best mezzotints, and certainly one of his grandest. Depicting the rather dull and uninte...

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PETHER, William (ca. 1738-1822) after Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), A Farrier's Shop, Mezzotint

PETHER, William

A Farrier's Shop

Mezzotint, 1771.

$3,000

William Pether (ca. 1738-1822) after Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) A famous large mezzotint, Chaloner Smith 49, Clayton P 8, 505 x 350 mm., ex...

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Kim, Marina, Eve Delf - V, Mezzotint

Kim, Marina

Eve Delf - V

Mezzotint, 2012.

$500

Marina Kim (British) b. 1970 "Eve Delf - V". Mezzotint, 2012. Ed: 75. Signed with pencil, l.r. Titled with pencil, l.c. Inscribed with pencil, "2/...

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Kim, Marina, Eve Delf - IV, Mezzotint

Kim, Marina

Eve Delf - IV

Mezzotint, 2012.

$650

Marina Kim (British) b. 1970 "Eve Delf - IV". Mezzotint, 2012. Ed: 75. Signed with pencil, l.r. Titled with pencil, l.c. Inscribed with pencil, "2...

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Sietins, Guntars: Black Circle 4

Sietins, Guntars

Black Circle 4

Mezzotint, 2017.

$1,100

This print was completed specifically for inclusion in a museum retrospective for the artist ‘Squaring the Circle’" at the Latvian National Museum ...

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Eve Delf

Kim, marina

Eve Delf

Mezzotint, 2016.

$1,250

Marina Kim (British) b. 1960 "Eve Delf". Mezzotint, 2016. Ed: 10, this impression an artist's proof outside the edition. Signed with pencil, l.r. T...

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CSFA 1950

MCCLINTOCK, Byron

CSFA 1950

Mezzotint, 2003.

$850

"CSFA 1950" is a mixed technique color intaglio, a mezzotint, roulette, and drypoint, created in 2003 by American artist Byron McClintock (born 193...

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Laki

Claassen, Udo

Laki

Mezzotint, 1978.

$950

Udo Claassen (Germany) b. 1948 "Laki". Mezzotint, 1978. Ed: 30, this impression an apparent proof before the edition. Signed and dated with pencil,...

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Greyling Fishing

HADEN, Francis Seymour

Greyling Fishing

Mezzotint, 1897.

$1,600

Sir Francis Seymour Haden (British) 1818-1910 "Greyling Fishing". Mezzotint, 1897. Schneiderman 227, v/V; Harrington 241; Harrington/Drake suppleme...

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Characters XVIII / ⌘-C

Sietins, Guntars

Characters XVIII / ⌘-C

Mezzotint, 2016.

$800

The illusions and reflections in Sietins prints often bring M.C. Escher to mind, but his prints have a distinctive feel all their own. The numbers ...

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Elegy

DOWNING, Holly

Elegy

Mezzotint, 2000.

$750

"Elegy" is a mezzotint created in 2000 by American printmaker Holly Downing. It is pencil signed, titled, dated, and editioned 12/40. "Elegy" was p...

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