Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content.
Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class.

Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Etching - Drypoint by Sir Francis Seymour Haden

Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910)

An etching entitled: Twickenham Church, by Sir Francis Haden.
Medium: Drypoint

The tool used is a drypoint needle. 
A great amount of "thick burring" for the ink placed emphasis on the left side of the etching in the details of the trees and the thicket of reeds in the foreground, as well as the figure in the center foreground. 
The church is depicted in the center,background, in which thinner burrs for a lighter tone of inking was used by Haden. The same technique was used for the additional landscape and trees in the background across the right side of this piece.

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