A popular method of drawing, engraving or painting, stippling uses dots or repeated short strokes to create an image. In printmaking, dots may be carved out of a surface to which ink will be applied, to produce either a greater or lesser density of ink depending on the printing technique. In engraving, the technique was invented by Giulio Campagnola in about 1510.
Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour
by Robert Cooper
King Charles I
by Robert Cooper, after Goddard Dunning
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York
after Sir Peter Lely
Boothby Clopton ('A prince of the old school')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 11 March 1800
by K. Mackenzie, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after William Marshall Craig
Adelaide (née Lister), Lady Russell
by Joseph John Jenkins, after Alfred Edward Chalon
after Unknown artist
possibly early 19th century
Ira Aldridge as Aaron in 'Titus Andronicus'
published by John Tallis & Company, after William Paine
published circa 1850
Elizabeth, Duchess of Argyll with her son
by William Henry Mote, after William Salter Herrick
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