An intaglio printing process where an image is cut into a flat, hard surface, usually metal or wood, which is then inked and printed. Engraving techniques were developed in the early 15th century in Germany and northern Italy.
Synonyms and Related Terms
graveerkunst (Ned.); gravure (Ned., Fr.); plaat (Ned.); Gravur (Deut.); Stich (Deut.); incisione (It.); grabado (Esp.); gravyr (Sven.)
Resources and Citations
- Multilingual Glossary for Art Librarians at http://www.ifla.org/VII/s30/pub/mgl.htm