copperplate engraving

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Noun1.copperplate engraving - an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
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The "MMI" is printed by means of copperplate engraving.
The author contends that these engravings defined the nature of Western civilization by producing an image of the "savage other," and examines how the tools, materials, and techniques of copperplate engraving shaped Western responses to indigenous peoples.
Penn is a renowned printmaker who specialises in the skill of copperplate engraving.
Vasari's notice, and her father's courtly skills - passed to his daughter along with the carefully polished techniques of copperplate engraving - allowed possibilities for Diana's participation in the world of artists and artisans at a time when the distinction between the two worlds would become more practical and precise.