Sandtique-Rare-Prints and Maps
Fine Art - "CUPID DISARMED" from W. Hilton - (Engraved by P. Lightfoot) - Steel Engraving - 1883
Fine steel engraving art print from a famous painting by W. Hinton. Published by Appleton & Co, in New York in 1883.
A steel engraving is a print that was made using an engraved steel printing plate. In printing, to engrave means to carve a pattern in a printing plate. The basic process is to engrave the image on a metal plate, apply ink to the plate, wipe it so the ink only remains in the engraved lines, then press it onto paper to produce a print of the image. Using engraving, an artist can make either highly detailed images or images with a sketchy quality, depending on the number and thickness of the engraving lines.
This steel engraving is in very good condition. The image is about 8" x 6 1/2.
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