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Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France

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One of the most glorious and creative periods in the history of color printmaking occurred in eighteenth-century France. Newly invented engraving and etching techniques were combined with new ways of printing a single image from multiple plates, allowing printmakers to replicate a broad palette of colors using variants of only four: blue, red, yellow and black. The resulting prints were so believable that they were often called 'printed paintings' and 'engraved drawings'.

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Overview

One of the most glorious and creative periods in the history of color printmaking occurred in eighteenth-century France. Newly invented engraving and etching techniques were combined with new ways of printing a single image from multiple plates, allowing printmakers to replicate a broad palette of colors using variants of only four: blue, red, yellow and black. The resulting prints were so believable that they were often called 'printed paintings' and 'engraved drawings'.

The names of the masters who pioneered these techniques are largely only familiar to scholars and collectors, but the artists whose compositions they copied include some of the greatest talents of the period - Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard and Boilly all feature, along with many others.

One of very few books available in English on the subject, this publication is an indispensable addition to the literature on this topic. Reproducing all the featured prints in color for the first time, the images are supported by a range of scholarly essays.

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The demand for accurate copies of two-dimensional fine art was satisfied in 18th-century France by masters of color intaglio printmaking-the transfer of ink onto paper from cut and textured metal plates. The only book currently available that focuses on these artists (among them Jakob Christoffel Le Blon, Louis-Marin Bonnet, and Jacques-Fabien Gautier Dagoty), this work accompanies a recent exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. It presents 181 color reproductions as well as x-rays of many of the watermarks pressed into the paper of the prints. Grasselli, curator of old master drawings at the National Gallery, provides background information on each of the prints, as well as an essay on the early history of color printing. Other specialists add essays on how the prints were originally marketed and some considerations for print collectors today. An essay by Judith C. Walsh, senior paper conservator at the National Gallery, provides the best explanation available of the specialized mezzotint techniques used in French prints. Highly recommended for academic and larger public libraries.-Eric Linderman, East Cleveland P.L., OH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780853318927
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Director's Foreword
Acknowledgments
Color Printmaking before 1730 1
"An Exact Imitation Acquired at Little Expense": Marketing Color Prints in Eighteenth-Century France 9
Ink and Inspiration: The Craft of Color Printing 23
A Collector's Perspective 35
Catalogue 41
Paper Used in the Prints: Watermarks and Observations 162
Essay Notes 171
Glossary 177
Selected Bibliography 178
Index 180
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