Dutch mordant

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Description

An etchant composed of potassium chlorate and hydrochloric acid. Dutch mordant is used for etching copper plates because it produces a clean sharp line.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Smilie's bath

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979