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.
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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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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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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Gateway

MERSHIMER, Frederick

Gateway

Mezzotint, 2002.

$1,200

Retif and Salzer 80. Edition of 90. Signed and titled in pencil. The Helmsley Building spanning Park Avenue in New York.