aquatint

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v aquatint etch in aquatint
    • n aquatint a method of etching that imitates the broad washes of a water color
    • n aquatint an etching made by a process that makes it resemble a water color
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aquatint 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 aquatint An etching process by which prints imitating the broad flat tints of India ink, bister, or sepia drawings are produced. It was practised by the Abbé St. Non in the eighteenth century, and was perfected by Jean Baptiste Le Prince (1733–1781). In the aquatint process spaces are bitten, instead of lines as in etching (which see).
    • n aquatint An engraving executed by the aquatint process.
    • n aquatint Also aquatinta.
    • aquatint Pertaining to this method of etching.
    • aquatint To etch in aquatint.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aquatint ā′kwa-tint a mode of etching on copper, by which imitations are produced of drawings in Indian ink, &c
    • Aquatint also Aquatint′a
    • v.t., v.i Aquatint to engrave in aquatint
    • v.t Aquatint and v.i. A′quatint, to engrave in 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:

In 1786, however, she separated from him and went to London, where she devoted herself to aquatints.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
Of these methods only aquatint survived after early years of the 19th century.
"John Baptist Jackson" by Jacob Kainen
The third view appears in a well-executed aquatint plate of 'Fulham Park School taken from the Play Ground.
"A Walk from London to Fulham" by Thomas Crofton Croker
The young artist is happy in the use of aquatint, and to judge from his colour combinations one might call him a rich colourist.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
There are many ways of preparing a plate for aquatint, the following being recommended by P.G.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
AQUATINT, a method of etching on copper by which a beautiful effect is produced, resembling a fine drawing in sepia or Indian ink.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
In each volume are one hundred aquatints after Claude.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
Gainsborough's total output of paintings exceeded 300, including 220 portraits: he also etched at least 18 plates, and 3 in aquatint.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
These were for the most part executed in aquatint.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
The terms were, that Turner was to etch and Lewis to aquatint at five guineas a plate.
"Turner" by William Cosmo Monkhouse
The application will be described in the instructions about aquatints, etc.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
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In news:

"Mr. Terrific " from "DeLuxe," 2004-2005 Aquatint, photogravure, and plasticine, 13 x 10 inches Edition of 20 Photo by D.
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