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A History of Engraving and Etching

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Arthur Mayger Hind (1880-1957) was a leading historian of engraving, one of the most highly respected art historians of modern times. Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum and Professor of Fine Art at Oxford, he was the author of the most complete history of etching and engraving that has yet been written. This book, formerly out of print for many years, contains references to every etcher or engraver worthy of mention from the early fifteenth century to 1914, and it gives a fair account of influences, artistic repercussions, and accomplishments of each individual.

Beginning with a chapter on processes and methods of the twin arts, in which he covers line-engraving, etching, biting and stopping-out, tone processes, the tools used in the various methods, and so on, the author proceeds with a text that is fabled among artists, art historians, teachers, and students for its richness of detail and the brilliance of its authors obvious genius for research and criticism. He begins with the anonymous engravers of the fifteenth century, moves through Holland, Italy, and Germany to the great masters of engraving and the beginnings of etching in the sixteenth century, through the portrait engravers, master etchers, the practitioners of mezzotint, aquatint, crayon manner and stipple, and color print makers, to modern etching in the period prior to World War I. All along the way there are illustrations: over 100 magnificent works by Dürer, Finiguerra, Cranach, Lucas Van Leyden, Parmigiano, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, van Ruysdael, Blake, Tiepolo, Piranesi, Turner, Boucher, Goya, Millet, Whistler, and scores of others. All but seven of these plates have been reproduced from new photographs and are even sharper and clearer than those in the original editions of Hind's great text.

As an aid to students of art history, there is a massive Index of more than 2,500 artists mentioned in the text, with their dates and brief individual biographical data. Furthermore, there is a classified chronological list, arranged by country, of important artists, movements, and styles, and the engravers and etchers who were influenced by them. Finally, there is a bibliography that is valuable for further reference work.

Synopsis:

British Museum Keeper of Prints offers complete history, 15th-century to 1914; accomplishments, influences, artistic merit. 111 illustrations. Chapters include: The Earliest Engravers, The Great Masters of Engraving, The Decline of Original Engraving, and more.

Synopsis:

British Museum Keeper of Prints offers complete history, 15th-century to 1914; accomplishments, influences, artistic merit. 111 illustrations. Chapters include: The Earliest Engravers, The Great Masters of Engraving, The Decline of Original Engraving, and more.

Synopsis:

British Museum Keeper of Prints offers complete history, 15th-century to 1914; accomplishments, influences, artistic merit. 111 illustrations. Chapters include: The Earliest Engravers, The Great Masters of Engraving, The Decline of Original Engraving, The Later Development and Decay of Line-Engraving, Etching in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, The Tone Processes, and more.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION. Processes and Materials

CHAPTER I THE EARLIEST ENGRAVERS. (The Fifteenth Century)

CHAPTER II THE GREAT MASTERS OF ENGRAVING : their Contemporaries and immediate Followers. (About 1495-1550)

CHAPTER III THE BEGINNINGS OF ETCHING and its Progress during the Sixteenth Century

CHAPTER IV THE DECLINE OF ORIGINAL ENGRAVING. The Print-sellers-the great reproductive Engravers of the School of Rubens-the first Century of Engraving in England. (About 1540-1650)

"CHAPTER V THE GREAT PORTRAIT ENGRAVERS (about 1600-1750), with some Account of the Place of Portrait in the whole History of Engraving and Etching"

"CHAPTER VI THE MASTERS OF ETCHING. Van Dyck and Rembrandt-their immediate Predecessors, and their Following in the Seventeenth Century (About 1590-1700)"

CHAPTER VII THE LATER DEVELOPMENT AND DECAY OF LINE-ENGRAVING. (From about 1650)

CHAPTER VIII ETCHING IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURIES. The great Italian Etchers-the Archaisers and Amateurs-the Satirists-Goya

CHAPTER IX THE TONE PROCESSES

I. Mezzotint

2. The Crayon Manner and Stipple

3. Aquatint

4. Colour-Prints

CHAPTER X MODERN ETCHING

APPENDIX I

 CLASSIFIED LIST OF ENGRAVERS

   "Germany, Austria-Hungary, and German Switzerland"

   The Netherlands

   Italy

   France and French Switzerland

   Spain and Portugal

   The British Isles

   America (the United States and Canada)

   Denmark

   Swedem and Norway

   Russia and Finland

APPENDIX II

 GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

 I. Bibliographies

 2. "Processes, Materials, etc."

 3. Dictionaries and General History

 4. Various Countries

 5. Various Subjects

 6. Collections-

   A. Public

   B. Private (including Sale Catalogues)

 7. Catalogues of Prints after a few of the more important Painters

 8. Reproductions

APPENDIX III

 INDEX OF ENGRAVERS AND INDIVIDUAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

 I. Engravers whose names are known

 2. "Engravers known by their Monograms, Initials, etc."

 3. Engravers known by their Marks

 4. Engravers known by their Dates

 5. Engravers known by the Subject or Locality of their principal Works

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486209548
Author:
Hind, Arthur M.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Hind, Arthur M.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
Engraving
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Publication Date:
19630631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
505
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.19 lb

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British Museum Keeper of Prints offers complete history, 15th-century to 1914; accomplishments, influences, artistic merit. 111 illustrations. Chapters include: The Earliest Engravers, The Great Masters of Engraving, The Decline of Original Engraving, and more.
"Synopsis" by , British Museum Keeper of Prints offers complete history, 15th-century to 1914; accomplishments, influences, artistic merit. 111 illustrations. Chapters include: The Earliest Engravers, The Great Masters of Engraving, The Decline of Original Engraving, and more.
"Synopsis" by ,
British Museum Keeper of Prints offers complete history, 15th-century to 1914; accomplishments, influences, artistic merit. 111 illustrations. Chapters include: The Earliest Engravers, The Great Masters of Engraving, The Decline of Original Engraving, The Later Development and Decay of Line-Engraving, Etching in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, The Tone Processes, and more.
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