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

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Robert Kipniss began his career as a printmaker by experimenting with etching and then drypoint. He soon found lithography better suited for realizing his softly toned landscapes, which might be characterized as a synthesis derived from an…

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Martin Lewis is best known for the dramatically lit views of New York City he executed in drypoint during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Like most printmakers, though, he was proficient in several mediums, including mezzotint, of which he produced a…

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Born and trained in Philadelphia, Joseph Pennell set up his first studio in his hometown in 1880. By 1884, he had moved to London, where he became friends with—and fell under the influence of—American ex-patriot James McNeill Whistler. He…

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Dox Thrash studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, before and after the First World War, in which he was wounded on the final day of hostilities. In 1925 he settled in Philadelphia, where he studied printmaking with Earl Horter, and, during the…

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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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In 1636, Claude Lorrain initiated a catalogue raisonné of sorts, drawing copies of his paintings in a bound volume that later became known as the Liber Veritatis. The album passed through several hands after Claude’s death, eventually finding its…

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Like many artists, Godfrey Kneller, the most celebrated portrait painter in England at the turn of the eighteenth century, greatly enhanced his reputation, and his pocketbook, by selling reproductions of his portraits to the general public. The…

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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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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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The mezzotint process began to flourish in both England and Holland during the second half of the seventeenth century. The start of the French-Dutch war in 1672, though, sent many of the artists practicing the medium in Amsterdam, including Abraham…
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