Venus and Adonis, mechanical painting, 1778-1781.

Eginton, Francis

 
Venus and Adonis, mechanical painting, 1778-1781.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

Mechanical painting by Francis Eginton after a painting by Benjamin West. The mechanical painting proces is considered significant for its use of an albumen surface and may be regarded as aquatint at an intermediate stage ready for transfer printing proceses akin to those used in ceramic technology.

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