Sunset In Ireland

Art critic, collector, printmaker, and surgeon, Francis Seymour Haden was above all a leading advocate for the etching revival in Great Britain. He founded the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1880, and, like Bracquemond in France, believed in etching as a medium of creative artistic expression. His own work was greatly indebted to […]

A Scholar in his Study (Faust)

Rembrandt was perhaps the most creative and experimental etcher in the technique’s history. Rembrandt varied his impressions by changing his inks, papers, wiping techniques, and by altering the plate itself. Any deliberate alteration of a plate constitutes a new state. This print is the first state of a total of three. Using a variety of […]