Designs for a Dial and Other Gold- and Silversmiths’ Wares, Jacques Hurtu, c. 1614 - c. 1619

Designs for a Dial and Other Gold- and Silversmiths’ Wares, Jacques Hurtu, c. 1614 - c. 1619

engraving, h 105mm × w 74mm More details

As a way of making their designs better known, many gold- and silversmiths resorted to the art of printmaking. Their metalworking experience was translated into new printing techniques, such as the so-called blackwork ornament, in which they carved deep into the copper plate and reserved the white passages. The Parisian goldsmith Hurtu’s engravings are among the finest examples of this technique.

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