chalcography


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chalcography

(kælˈkɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Art Terms) the art of engraving on copper or brass
chalˈcographer, chalˈcographist n
chalcographic, ˌchalcoˈgraphical adj

chalcography

1. Archaic. the art of engraving on copper plates, especially for printing.
2. the art of drawing with chalks or pastels.
See also: Drawing
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The researchers have said that the discrepancy could be because contemporary portraits of Copernicus were often made using a chalcography technique, which does not reflect actual colours.
12) Evelyn, John, Sculptura, or the History and art of chalcography and engraving in copper, with an ample enumeration of the most renowned masters and their works, to which is annexed a new manner of engraving, or mezzo tinto, communicated by His Highness Prince Rupert to the authour of this treatise.
distributor for the prestigious Chalcography Collection of the Louvre Museum.