Studio, Shop, Cabinet, Gallery: Spaces for Experiencing Art in Europe, 1600-1800
The Engraver and the Etcher
10 1/16 x 12 15/16 in. (25.6 x 32.8 cm)
Engraving and etching
Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund
Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Ph.D., Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator and Director of the Curatorial Fellowship Program, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University:
Printmaking always has straddled the worlds of art and commerce. The sheet etched by Arnold de Jode is a dealer’s advertisement. It combines a charming etched vignette inspired by motifs from antiquity with a functional list of the prints on sale at Tooker’s London print shop. The image by Abraham Bosse illuminates the technical practice of the etcher, at left, and the engraver, at right, while showing shopper, a gentleman and two monks, browsing a display of their inventory.
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Use specifically for people who produce work in the visual arts. For those in the performing arts, use "performing artists." [May 1995 related term added. February 1993 descriptor moved. November 1992 alternate term added.]
Use for those skilled or practiced in incising marks on the surface of a hard material, such as glass or metal, with a sharp tool, when the designs or images created are for their own sake and not to be printed from. For those who practice the printing process of engraving, use "engravers (printmakers)." [February 1993 descriptor added.]
A solution of gum arabic and acid used in desensitizing lithographic plates and stones. TYLER [July 1990 descriptor added.]
studios (work spaces)
Use for spaces set aside for an artist to work, whether a painter, photographer, or other artist. [March 1993 descriptor moved.]
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