3rd of 353 works found
Erasmus
Artist
Amand-Durand, Charles
Title
Erasmus
Technique
photo-etching
Date
1870
Dimensions
25.5cm height x 19.9cm width
Type
print
Accession Number
2018.8.1
Collection
Permanent Collection
Charles Amand-Durand was a French printmaker and publisher. He is best remembered as the pioneer of the h√©liogravure (aka photogravure) technique. Together with Georges Duplessis, he produced portfolios replicating the work of Old Master printmakers, including Durer, Rembrandt, Claude and Lucas van Leyden. In order to create his prints, a high quality photograph would have been taken of the original print, after which the negative would have been exposed onto a gelatin-covered copper plate and etched with acid. Amand-Durand etched parts of the plate himself and printed his works by hand. While difficult to discern from the original prints, Amand-Durand’s works can be identified by the red stamp of his monogram on the verso of his prints.