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  • Collection: La Manière Anglaise: Mezzotints from the Permanent Collection

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A graduate of the University of Oregon, Anna Rose Kelly today lives and works in Portland. Although versed in a variety of mediums, she remains partial to printmaking and, as can be discerned from this statement, is particularly drawn to…

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A graduate of the University of Oregon, Anna Rose Kelly today lives and works in Portland. Although versed in a variety of mediums, she remains partial to printmaking and, as can be discerned from this statement, is particularly drawn to…

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Italian native Gerardo Belfiore immigrated at the age of 16 to the United States, where he settled in Philadelphia. Although largely self-taught, he had become competent enough as an artist by 1937 to be hired by the WPA/FAP’s Fine Print Workshop,…

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Born in Monaco to Italian parents, Mario Avati has worked and lived for most of his life in Paris. He initially trained for a career in interior design at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Nice; however, before completing his studies there…

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The dramatic lighting employed in this portrait by Strang, an effect for which mezzotint is particularly well suited, bestows an air of distinction upon the head of an otherwise anonymous worker. The subject and treatment, common to Strang, reflects…

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Scottish-born William Strang received his artistic training in London, at the Slade School of Fine Art, where for six years, beginning in 1875, he studied with the famed French printmaker Alphonse Legros. During his tenure under Legros, he grew so…

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In 1829, John Constable engaged the young David Lucas, recently graduated apprentice of the famed mezzotinter, Samuel William Reynolds, to engrave a number of his landscapes. The project, in the end incorporating reproductions of just twenty-two…

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Many of the Dutch engravers who visited England in the second half of the seventeenth century remained in the country for a relatively short period. Abraham Blooteling and Gerard Valck, for example, who came to London in 1672, had returned to…

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McArdell’s subject here is Rachel de Ruvigny (1603–1640), who was the first wife of Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton. He engraved the mezzotint after a painting from around 1640 by Anthony van Dyck, the second of two nearly identical…

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The eighteenth century, particularly from about 1740 on, marked the golden age of mezzotint production in England, and Dublin-born James McArdell was one of its stars. McArdell came to London in 1746 with his teacher, the Irish printmaker John…
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