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1892 edition. Excerpt: ...would not admit works in which
body-colour was used. This unutterably stupid rule was certainly
broken through when they elected Frederick Walker into their ranks.
Similarly, painter etchers can afford to disregard the opinion of
those people who refuse to value dry-point or receive it as a part
of their art. The Burin. Burin work is a form of dry-point, but as
the burin is a lozenge-shaped tool, it cuts out the copper in a
V-shape, and produces quite a different quality of line from that
produced by the point, especially when its slight burr is retained.
If deftly used it can be made most serviceable in drawing A STUDY.
This plate is worked entirely with the burin, and direct from
nature without preparatory sketch, --about three hours' work. The
plate printed badly from the steeled-surface.. ' ff-.'.-' IV-:
'-'f-. M. T-i 'f '.- "Tv..; S.i.n--.-i1: '-. together bitten lines
that are imperfect; but the moment that burin lines stand alone,
their identity is established. And here the danger arises that they
will not harmonise in quality with the rest of the work in the
plate. A great many etchers employ the burin for finishing bitten
work, but on the whole, I think, if you wish to retain the complete
appearance of the bitten line throughout your plate, you should
rely upon the method I have already described of working in the
bath. The burin can produce most wonderful qualities, as any one
may see in the engravings of Albrecht Diirer. I may lay claim to a
tour de force with this instrument in my engraving from my portrait
of Richard Wagner, which is entirely done with the burin, but which
I would not otherwise mention. Mdryon has used the burin in
finishing his bitten work with a marvellous skill; no better
example can be found of the...
|Country of origin:
Hubert Von Herkomer
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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