A printing method in which printing is done from a plate etched with a pattern of recessed cells in which the ink is held. The greater the depth of a cell, the greater the intensity of the printed ink. Gravure plates are expensive to make, but the process is economical for high-volume printing and reproduces illustrations well.
Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey
by The Autotype Company, after John Singer Sargent
Sir Edmund William Gosse
by The Autotype Company, after Frank Dicksee
(William) St John Fremantle Brodrick, 1st Earl of Midleton
after Frank Dicksee
after Sir David Low
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