Aquatinta

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aquatinta A kind of etching in which spaces are bitten by the use of aqua fortis, by which an effect is produced resembling a drawing in water colors or India ink; also, the engraving produced by this method.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aquatinta Same as aquatint.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. acquatinta, dyed water; acqua,L. aqua,) water + tinto, fem. tinta, dyed. See Tint

Usage

In literature:

And next winter I shall learn modeling, and etching, and engraving in mezzotinto and aquatinta; for Lady Di.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
It was printed in two sheets published in London, June 2, 1777, done in aquatinta by Francis Jukes.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
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