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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With reference to an individual page or sheet, such as a poster, use for the main body of type or written matter, as opposed to the illustrations, margins, borders, headings, or other features. With reference to a book or periodical, use for the main body of the writing, as distinct from front matter, notes, index, appendix, and bibliography. [May 1994 descriptor added.]
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