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A printing process in which resin or other substance is applied to a plate to make a porous ground, and the plate is then heated and etched, producing a range of tonal value; often combined with line work. PRTT

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<etching (printmaking process)>

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11yrs ago

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Steel Mill


Printmaker: Sternberg, Harry

Le Nègre


Printmaker: Rouault, Georges

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