Engraving

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MFA Acc. #: 62.506

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A reverse image cut into a flat, hard surface, usually metal or wood, which is then inked and printed onto paper. Engraving techniques were developed in the early 15th century in Germany and northern Italy.

See line engraving and stipple engraving

Synonyms and Related Terms

graveerkunst (Ned.); gravure (Ned., Fr.); plaat (Ned.); Gravur (Deut.); Stich (Deut.); incisione (It.); grabado (Esp.); gravyr (Sven.)

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