Shepherd Resting in a Clearing

A work made of etching printed in relief on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of etching printed in relief on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1849

Artist:

Henri Joseph Harpignies
French, 1819-1916

About this artwork

While most etchings are created in the intaglio process whereby the etched lines hold ink, in this print by Harpignies, the work is printed like a woodcut, a relief process. Here the surface of the plate was covered with black ink and printed as a relief so that the etched lines, which do not hold ink, appear white. This was an unusual process to be used in the nineteenth century and was likely done by the artist as a technical experiment.

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Artist

Henri Joseph Harpignies

Title

Shepherd Resting in a Clearing

Origin

France

Date

1849

Medium

Etching printed in relief on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

259 × 205 mm (plate); 305 × 220 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert and Miss Alice Roullier

Reference Number

1930.940

Extended information about this artwork

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