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Etchings - Aquatints

Etchings - Aquatints

Etching is a so-called intaglio method of printmaking, i.e. the picture results from the lines and dots that are carved or burnt into a metal printing plate. This is done with a steel etching needle and a bath of acid in which the existing engravings become deeper. The applied ink in the etched lines then creates the printed picture.

Originally, etching served as a mere means for reproduction, but from as early as the middle of the 15th century, it was also used for artistic expression. The main advantage of etching in comparison to the earlier technique of copper engraving was that it was less complicated and allowed for a free drawing of lines. Also important was the invention of aquatint in the 17th century, the etching of whole surfaces by means of acid, which allowed for different hues and a larger-scale modulation.

Artists such as Dürer and Rembrandt created the first masterworks within the medium and perfected its possibilities. Despite the development of other printing techniques in the 20th century, etching did not lose its appeal. On the contrary, artists such as James Coignard, Antoni Tàpies and Shoichi Hasegawa experimented with additives such as carborundum in order to give their etchings the three-dimensional structure of relief embossings.

Etchings are attractive for collectors and art-lovers not only because of their artistic qualities, but also because the number of prints taken is usually very low due to the erosion of the plate. Although the plate can be steeled, this leads to a loss of the delicate effects that are responsible for the appeal of this printing technique.





Brigitte Coudrain: Abstract Landscape, Etching with Aquatint, signed

Large color etching "Paysage" with aquatint on Arches wove paper, signed

79,00 €


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Wolfgang Petrick: "The New One" (Die Neue) Etching 1975, signed

Original etching in colors on laid paper, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist

95,00 €


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Michèle Nedelec: "Homage to Friedlaender" Original etching, signed

With this etching the French artist paid homage to the memory of Johnny Friedlaender

95,00 €


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Felix Waske: "Journey to Soul" (4) Dry-point etching aquatint, signed

Erotic work by the Austrian artist on the subject "Role reversal", signed

95,00 €


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Felix Waske: "Journey to Soul" (8) Dry-point etching aquatint, signed

Typical, filigreed work by the Austrian artist on Arches wove paper, signed

95,00 €


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Felix Waske: "Journey to Soul" (1) Dry-point etching aquatint, signed

Erotic etching with aquatint by the Austrian artist on the subject "Role reversal", signed

95,00 €


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Jochen Kublik: Three Hyacinths, 2001 - Signed Etching on Wove Paper

Lovely color etching with aquatint on laid paper with wide margins, numbered and signed by the artist

95,00 €


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Arnold Leissler: "Figura terracotta", 1969, Etching in colors, signed

One of the very few etchings by the German artist, on heavy laid Fabriano paper, signed

99,00 €


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Michel Lablais: Etching Swimming Birdman "Homme-Ibis" , signed

Surrealistic composition (Asian mythology) - expressive original etching, signed by the French artist

110,00 €


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Michel Lablais: Original Etching "Dices and Feather" Gambling, signed

Remarkable etching by the French artist on strong laid paper. Signed, titled, dated and numbered.

110,00 €


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Michel Lablais: Etching "Atlante" Love Affair with Asia, China, signed

Gorgeous original etching in colors on BFK Rives wove. Signed, titled, dated and numbered by the French artist

110,00 €


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Michèle Nedelec: "The Nig" (Le Soir) Color Etching BFK Rives, signed

Original etching in the terrific colors of twilight on BFK Rives wove paper, signed

125,00 €


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Brigitte Coudrain: Three Fruits (Trois Fruits) Etching Arches, signed

Large color etching with aquatint "Three Fruits" on black background, Arches laid paper, signed

150,00 €


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Noboru Sawai: "Grand Concert" Etching and Woodcut, 1975, signed

Large woodcut with etching elements on Arches wove paper, signed and annotated by the artist

195,00 €


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Hann Trier: Signed Etching with Aquatint, 1959 "Geh durch den Spiegel"

One of only 15 copies on laid paper with wide margins, numbered, dated and signed in pencil by the artist

249,00 €


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Max Uhlig: Portrait Marc Chagall sienna, Etching on wove paper, signed

The profile of Marc Chagall in superb execution on wove paper, one of only 30 signed copies

325,00 €


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Pietro Consagra: Original Etching, Abstract Composition 1962, signed

Etching with carborundum, blue and black abstract composition, from an edition of 150 signed impressions on lana paper

475,00 €


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James Coignard: "Profil" Mixed Media, Etching carborundum signed

Large mixed media etching with carborundum and collage with cords on heavy handmade paper

550,00 €


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