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Aquatint - Windsor Terrass [sic] looking Westward
  • Windsor Terrass [sic] looking Westward
    Sandby, Paul, born 1731 - died 1809
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Windsor Terrass [sic] looking Westward

  • Object:

    Aquatint

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1776 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sandby, Paul, born 1731 - died 1809 (aquatinter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Aquatint on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.55-1891

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 3A

Aquatint is a method of etching (biting lines into the surface of a printing plate) so as to create the appearance of tone, rather than lines, when the plate is printed. The key to the technique lies in the application of particles of finely powdered acid-resistant materials to the printing surface of a metal plate. When acid is applied to the plate, it eats into those areas of the metal unprotected by the particles. Pits are created in the metal that gives a grainy texture to the image or design that results from inking the plate and printing it on paper.

Physical description

Aquatint

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

1776 (printed)

Artist/maker

Sandby, Paul, born 1731 - died 1809 (aquatinter)

Materials and Techniques

Aquatint on paper

Dimensions

Height: 34.3 cm, Width: 48 cm

Descriptive line

Paul Sandby; Windsor Terrass [sic] looking Westward; 1776; Aquatint

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Aquatint

Subjects depicted

Dogs (animals); Costume; Toys (recreational artifacts); Children; Leisure

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & leisure; Architecture; Children & Childhood

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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