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Mezzotints and Mezzotinters


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Mezzotint was the first printing process that yielded half-tones without using line- or dot-based techniques like hatching, cross-hatching or stipple. Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening a metal plate with thousands of little dots made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a "rocker". In printing, the tiny pits in the plate retain the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean. This technique can achieve a high level of quality and richness in the print. Initially a monochrome technique, it was later adapted for printing in colours. Further information: Wikipedia

Mezzotinters
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Annis, William
Anonymous
Barnard, William 1774-1849
Barney, William Whiston 1785c-1831c
Beckett, Isaac 1653-1719
Bell, Edward 1771c-1847
Blooteling, Abraham 1634-98
Bockman, Gerhard 1686-1773
Bromley, John Charles 1795-1839
Burford, Thomas 1710c-77
Clint, George 1770-1854
Cousins, Samuel 1801-87
D'Agoty, Jacques Fabien Gautier 1716-85
Dawe, George 1781-1829
Dawe, Henry 1790-1848
Dawe, Philip 1745?-1809?
Dickinson, William 1746-1823
Dixon, John 1740?-1811
Doughty, William 1757-82
Dunkarton, Robert 1744-1815c
Dupont, Gainsborough 1754-97
Earlom, Richard 1743-1822
Faber, John Junior 1695c-1756
Faber, John Senior 1660-1721
Fisher, Edward 1722-82
Gillbank, Haveill
Green, Benjamin 1739-98
Green, Valentine 1739-1813
Grozer, Joseph 1755-99
Houston, Richard 1721c-75
Hudson, Henry 1763-95
Jones, John 1745c-97
Keating, George 1762-1842
Kyte, Francis 1710-44
Lens II, Bernard 1659-1725
Lucas, David 1802-81
Lupton, Thomas Goff 1791-1873
MacArdell, James 1727-65
Maile, George 1786c-1842
Martin, John 1789-1854
Meyer, Henry Hoppner 1780-1847
Other Engravers
Pether, William 1738-1821
Phillips, George Henry 1800?-52
Place, Francis 1647-1728
Purcell, Richard 1728c-70
Reynolds, Samuel William 1773-1835
Say, William 1768-1834
Scott, James 1809-99
Smith, John 1652-1743
Smith, John Raphael 1752-1812
Stubbs, George Townley 1748-1802
Turner, Charles 1774-1857
Walker, James 1760c-1822
Ward, James 1770-1859
Ward, William 1762-1826
Watson, James 1739-90
Watson, Thomas 1750-81
Young, John 1755-1825
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