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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 D11097

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

Comrades in Arms
by Unknown artist
after 1815
NPG D8694

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

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

King Henry VIII
published for Rudolph Ackermann
NPG D24934

Bernard Howell Leach
by Bernard Howell Leach
NPG 6017

Richard Hamilton
by David Hockney
NPG 5279

David Sylvester
by Avigdor Arikha
NPG 6260

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