Etchings

The earliest known etchings on paper date back to the mid-1400s. And yet, with all our modern advances in printing, this ancient process has not changed over time. Still today, the artist draws through a wax ground onto a metal plate. The lines are exposed to acid, which “etches” or “bites” the image onto the copper plate. The plate is then inked by hand then carefully laid on 100% cotton hand-made paper and run through a press manually. Great artists such as Rembrandt, James McNeil Whistler, Anders Zorn and Carl Rungius are among the many whose etchings have been widely collected throughout history.