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copperplate engraving

[′käp·ər‚plāt in′grāv·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
A thin, rigid plate of copper, with the lines of a picture cut, or engraved, into it, used for printing purposes; it is inked over, the ink is removed so that it is retained only in the engraved lines, and the plate is placed in a handpress where ink is transferred from engraved lines to overlying paper.
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And each time, the word would be chalked in the same, copperplate style until this too became a recognisable symbol.
The problem with copperplate became a deficiency of pragmatism.
He often incorporates into his work the engraved copperplate image of the kangaroo painted by George Stubbs from remains brought back by Captain Cook in 1773 and includes the animated banksia by the Endeavour's illustrator Sydney Parkinson as well as the technicolour birds by the contemporary artist William T Cooper.
I made use of a number of the places mentioned, vast Victorian edifices redolent of phenol and an aura of the sanctum sanctorum of some esoteric monastic cult where even the graffiti is executed in fine copperplate.
Before the building was demolished some items were retrieved, including some copperplate written logbooks dating back to the opening of the school on August 25, 1902.
Thus instead of indicating the rough surface of bricks in the ruins of Ruins of the Abbey of Rijnsburg with hatching on the copperplate, Segers actually printed their texture.
The Balinese copperplate (2) inscriptions labelled 'Sembiran' (Goris 1954) allow a fascinating glimpse into the life of a community called Julah on the north coast of Bali between the tenth and twelfth centuries.
Take the case of the Pashupati Copperplate, dated NS 567.
In 1876, Roman Catholic missionary Emile Grouard returned to his mission field in the Athabasca region from a trip to France, equipped with a Stanhope printing press, sets of copperplate for illustrations and type for syllabics, and a few months' training in their use.
She's slow and awkward and her script isn't beautiful yet, not like the copperplate gothic before her right-hand tremors, before her husband had to shave her head after radiation took away her shoulder-length red hair.
Enormous skeletons of rhinos and tigers jostle with cases of fragile microscope slides, beautifully inscribed in tiny copperplate script.
The plastic art exhibition launched at Souq Waqif had traditional ceramics, textiles, leather crafts and jewellery, copperplate calligraphy and photographs on display.