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Glass colour print

Glass colour print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1715 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass colour prints were invented towards the close of the seventeenth century. A mezzotint was soaked in water and pasted face downwards upon glass, and the paper then gently rubbed off, leaving a transparent film. This was varnished and painted from the back.

  • Museum number:

    E.3310-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case BECK3, shelf 3

Physical description

A glass colour print depicting the interior of a tavern with three men drinking. Laying beside one of the men is a black and white dog. On the walls are an engraved portrait of Queen Anne, a sporting print and an Almanac.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1715 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glass colour prints were invented towards the close of the seventeenth century. A mezzotint was soaked in water and pasted face downwards upon glass, and the paper then gently rubbed off, leaving a transparent film. This was varnished and painted from the back.

Dimensions

Height: 9.4375 in, Width: 13.75 in

Descriptive line

Glass colour print, depicting the interior of a Tavern with three men drinking, ca. 1715

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929

Production Note

The glass picture is based on an unidentified mezzotint

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Tavern; Men; Dogs

Categories

Prints; Printmaking techniques; Glass; Drinking

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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