Venus and Adonis, 1778-1781.

Eginton, Francis

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


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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