Category Archives: Etching

William Edward Parry Engraving

When one mentions the name of #WilliamEdwardParry, one brings to mind the search for the Northwest passage.  Parry made three voyages in is quest to find the elusive Northwest Passage.  On his first attempt in 1819-20, Parry found a way … Continue reading

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Grenoble Etchings

#Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, situated at the foot of the French Alps.  The city has the nickname “Capital of the Alps” due to its’ location and its’ history goes back more than 2000 years. Grenoble is a … Continue reading

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Thomas McLean Publisher

  Every once in a while, I come across a set of items which are related somehow.  The set of 6 prints which I acquired the other day were published by #ThomasMcLean (1788-1875).  McLean was a London based printseller and … Continue reading

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Federico Barocci ‘Hagar and Ishmael’

Today we look at a drawing, acquired recently, which is after #FedericoBarocci.  Barocci (1535-1612) was an Italian master.  He was born Federico Fiori in Urbino, Italy.  He was nicknamed Il Baroccio, which is the term for a two-wheel cart drawn by oxen. … Continue reading

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Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs a Modern Master

If you recognise the name of #FrederickLandseerMaurGriggs (1876-1938) you are sure to be an avid fan of etchers and etchings. F. L. Griggs, as he signed his works, was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and for me that makes him a … Continue reading

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William Hogarth Etcher

When it comes to famous artists, certainly, #WilliamHogarth (1697-1764) ranks very high.  An Englishman known for his satirical illustrations and social criticism.  He was fascinated with the street life of London and usually sat sketching at many a city fair … Continue reading

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Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem – A Dutch Master

As we begin a new year, I would like to introduce you to an artist who once was widely known and respected.   #NicolaesPieterszoonBerchem ( 1620-1683) was a highly esteemed and prolific painter of pastoral landscapes, populated with mythological or biblical figures. … Continue reading

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Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen

This past week, I picked up a stipple engraving of #ChristianKarlJosiasvonBunsen (1791-1860).  You would be quite correct in presuming that I did not know who the engraving was of especially since it did not show his name.  I acquired this … Continue reading

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Statuum Marocca Norum

#StatuumMaroccaNorum is the title of a map which was created  by #JohannChristianHomann in 1728.  I like to call my version of this map ‘Beware the leviathan’ The map is large and graphic.. Little tent cities display the domains of the … Continue reading

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Art of Maps 3

Maps can be both beautiful and practical.  Both maps in today’s chapter are fine examples of both qualities. We begin with a map by an unaccredited cartographer.  The map of the #CountyofForfar was published by #RobertSayer & John Bennett.  Sayer … Continue reading

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