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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ESTEBE, Michel

Japanese Parasol

Mezzotint, 2019.

$440

"Ombrelle" (original French title) Color mezzotint on wove paper. Edition of 60. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.

Across the Floor

MERSHIMER, Frederick

Across the Floor

Mezzotint, 2011.

$1,000

Color mezzotint, aquatint and watercolor. Edition of 120. Signed and titled in pencil.