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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.





120,00 €

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

120,00 €


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350,00 €

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

350,00 €


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110,00 €

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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350,00 €

James Coignard: Mixed Media Etching "Croix bleue" Blue Cross, signed

"Blue Cross" - Mixed media and carborundum etching on thick handmade paper, one of 75 impressions

350,00 €


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550,00 €

Johnny Friedlaender: Etching Aquatint Diaphonie Diphonia 1978, signed

Original etching with aquatint on the musical subject of diphonia, Arches paper, signed by the artist

550,00 €


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550,00 €

James Coignard: "Statique S." 1981, Architecture, Etching, signed

Large puristic etching with carborundum in 5 colours on handmade paper, signed by the artist

550,00 €


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550,00 €

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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595,00 €

James Coignard: Etching with Carborundum "Mouvement Lineaire" signed

Magnificent, large original etching with carborundum and collage on handmade heavy paper

595,00 €


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475,00 €

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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95,00 €

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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150,00 €

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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125,00 €

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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95,00 €

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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110,00 €

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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110,00 €

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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95,00 €

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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95,00 €

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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95,00 €

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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