maculature

maculature

(ˈmækjʊlətʃə)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a printing impression such as blotting paper made to remove the remaining ink from a plate
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The fact that the Huntington impression is a maculature (a second pull from the plate with little or no addition of more printing medium) helped a good deal; I doubt that the British Museum impression would give up its secrets to backing sunlight because of the density of the colors.
At one point, Baudelaire discusses the difficulty of describing Constantin Guys's mass of drawings and sketches: "il est difficile a la simple plume de traduire ce poeme fait de mille croquis, si vaste et si complique et d'exprimer l'ivresse qui se degage de tout ce pittoresque, douloureux souvent, mais jamais larmoyant, amasse sur quelques centaines de pages, dont les maculatures et les dechirures disent, a leur maniere, le trouble et le tumulte au milieu desquels l'artiste y deposait ses souvenirs de la journee" (2: 702-03).