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aquatint

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An intaglio etching technique in which a metal plate is sprinkled with a finely-powdered resin (asphaltum, rosin, etc.); the plate is heated to melt the resin, then cooled, and placed in an acid bath. The acid lightly etches areas not covered with the resin. The results in a plate with fine pockmarks. The process was invented in the 1760s by J.B. LePrince. Aquatints were popular until the late 1830s.

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aquatinte

manière de lavis

Aquatinta

acquatinta

aguatinta

akvatint

Broader Term

etching

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lift-ground

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