-Sir Joshua Renolds MEZZOTINT PROOF c1820
This 87 year old Colored Mezzotint Print is by Eugene Tily (1870-1937), published in London in 1928 by Museum Galleries.
The Mezzotint (also called "La Maniere Anglaise") is regarded as the noblest of prints and it expesses very fine tone and texture in the monochrome. The printing method is extinct as the difficulty and cost to produce a Mezzo-tint print was very high.
Proof - A proof is an impression of vintage prints pulled prior to the regular, published edition of the prints. A trial or working proof is one taken before the design on the matrix is finished. These proofs are pulled so that the artist can see what work still needs to be done to the matrix
This COLOURED ENGRAVING MEZZOTINT is in very good condition with mild age toning. The size of the image is about 9" x 7" on a page that is 15 " x 11". .
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