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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.





850,00 €

James Coignard: Etching with Carborundum "Mouvement Lineaire" signed

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

850,00 €


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750,00 €

James Coignard: "Profil" Mixed Media, Etching carborundum signed, 1980

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

750,00 €


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595,00 €

Johnny Friedlaender: Le prodige (The Miracle), 1983, Etching signed

Large original colour etching "The Miracle" on Arches paper, pencil signed by the artist

595,00 €


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550,00 €

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

550,00 €


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495,00 €

Johnny Friedlaender: Etching "Homage to Albrecht Duerer" 1971, signed

Original etching with embossed element, one of the artist's very few figurative works, dedicated to one of Germany's most famous artist

495,00 €


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450,00 €

Ida Barbarigo: Chairs Café Florian, Venice, Italy 1974, signed etching

Original etching in colors, cafe chairs on St. Mark's Square, Venice, from an edition of 60, signed and numbered

450,00 €


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425,00 €

Ida Barbarigo: Cain & Abel 1973, Original Etching, signed, Café Chairs

Etching with carborundum, composition with cafe chairs, from an edition of 150 signed impressions on Rives wove paper

425,00 €


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275,00 €

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

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

275,00 €


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275,00 €

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

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

275,00 €


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275,00 €

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

275,00 €


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250,00 €

Jean Sariano: "The Chase Manhattan Band" 1979 Etching signed, numbered

Aquatint etching with embossing, signed, numbered and titled in pencil - five colorful "Band members" passing by

250,00 €


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250,00 €

Jean Sariano: "Early Birds" 1979, Limited Edition Etching, signed

Original etching with embossing, signed, numbered and titled by the artist, 8 colorful early risers in action

250,00 €


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225,00 €

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

Original etching and aquatint in the terrific colors of twilight on BFK Rives wove paper, signed in pencil by the artist

225,00 €


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225,00 €

Michèle Nedelec: "La Rivière" The River, Etching on BFK Rives, signed

Original etching and aquatint on the subject of the flow of life, printed on Rives wove paper and signed in pencil by the artist

225,00 €


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220,00 €

Wolfgang Petrick: "Girl With Small Life Jacket" 1973, Etching signed

Large original aquatint etching in colors ("Mädchen mit kleiner Schwimmweste"), woman in the bathroom, 1973, signed

220,00 €


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150,00 €

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

150,00 €


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150,00 €

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

With this etching from the year 1993 the French artist paid homage to the memory of Johnny Friedlaender

150,00 €


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125,00 €

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

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

125,00 €


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