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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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In 1980, Carol Wax gave up a promising career as a professional musician to concentrate on printmaking. She was then well into her studies at the Pratt Graphics Center in New York City, and by the time she graduated, in 1982, she had decided to…

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Charles Turner is perhaps best known today for his mezzotint interpretations of J. M. W. Turner’s landscapes (they were not related), whom he befriended while both were studying at the Royal Academy. In his day, though, he was heralded as the…

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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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Although similar in style to the portraiture of Thomas Lawrence’s final decade, the imagery here does not relate to any work known to have been executed by the artist. The original source may thus be lost, or perhaps the painting George Henry…

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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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Jacob Gole garnered his mezzotint skills while studying with the Haarlem artist Cornelius Dusart. By 1688 he had joined the growing contingent of Dutch engravers in England, and soon thereafter began work on this still life. Gole indicates through…

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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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