Aquatint

Print produced by a method related to etching, with a wash effect similar to that of a watercolour painting. The plate used is covered in a powdered resin and is put into acid, which bites between the grains to give a finely granulated surface. The design is then drawn on and areas stopped-out with varnish to vary the tone and a print taken.

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The Procession of the Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, by Richard Cooper, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck, published 1782 (1638-1639) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Procession of the Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter
by Richard Cooper, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
published 1782 (1638-1639)
NPG D11097

Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea), by James Peachey (Peachy, Pitchy), after  Gilbert Stuart, 1786 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea)
by James Peachey (Peachy, Pitchy), after Gilbert Stuart
1786
NPG D23311

Comrades in Arms, by Unknown artist, after 1815 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Comrades in Arms
by Unknown artist
after 1815
NPG D8694

'Britannia'
probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 25 June 1791
NPG D12421

Mary Ann Paton (Mrs Wood) as Mandane in

Mary Ann Paton (Mrs Wood) as Mandane in 'Ataxerxes'
by Charles Hunt
1822 or after
NPG D8523

Hypocrite. Act IId. Scene 1st., by and published by John William Gear, published July 1824 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Hypocrite. Act IId. Scene 1st.
by and published by John William Gear
published July 1824
NPG D9308

A Memento of the Great Public Question of Reform, by Unknown artist, published 1832 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

A Memento of the Great Public Question of Reform
by Unknown artist
published 1832
NPG D10854

King Henry VIII, published for Rudolph Ackermann, 1814-1815 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII
published for Rudolph Ackermann
1814-1815
NPG D24934

Bernard Howell Leach, by Bernard Howell Leach, 1914 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Bernard Howell Leach
by Bernard Howell Leach
1914
NPG 6017

Richard Hamilton, by David Hockney, 1971 - NPG  - © David Hockney 1971

Richard Hamilton
by David Hockney
1971
NPG 5279

David Sylvester, by Avigdor Arikha, 1973 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

David Sylvester
by Avigdor Arikha
1973
NPG 6260

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