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Soft-ground etching

Scope note

Use for the printing process in which the ground is mixed with a soft substance, such as tallow, allowing the rendering of textured lines and areas when the plate is etched. Sometimes, paper is placed over the grounded plate and drawn on, to pick up the ground.

This term has 153 records attributed within our system.

Term type

AAT
Technique

Getty AAT term number

300053251

Broader Terms used

<etching (printmaking process)>

Equivalent Terms used

soft-ground etchings

Created

11yrs ago

Connected records

Mondnacht

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Frankl, Gerhart

Albertville

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Frankl, Gerhart

A Gatehouse

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Unknown

A cow

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Delâtre, Auguste
Draughtsman: Jacque, Charles Émile (After)

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