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Related topics: Painting and drawing
aquatintaq‧ua‧tint /ˈækwətɪnt/ noun [countable, uncountable]  AVPa method of producing a picture using acid on a sheet of metal, or a picture printed using this method
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aquatintSamuel Ireland in 1791 gives us an aquatint showing the church in the background.Wiping an aquatint is one of the more difficult procedures.The show consists of a complete set of 33 etchings and aquatints of traditional rhymes.During this period from 1807 to 1814 William Green also produced his best etchings, although some later aquatints were very good.In 1804 he produced his first popular set of aquatints, Sixty Views of the Lakes.Fond as he was of aquatints and textured design, colour rarely entered his commentary vocabulary.When Rowlandson returned in the afternoon he would find the shadows all dexterously transferred to the plate by means of the aquatint.The aquatint, as a book illustration, was predominant in the period 1790-1830.
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