Mezzotints

What they lack for in numbers, they make up for in visual strength.  Mezzotints bring grayscales and gentle color modulations like few other techniques in printmaking afford.  It's no wonder the technique has spawned its own sub-culture of collectors.  There aren't many printmakers who have turned to the mezzotint rocker to express themselves, as the small number of works below shows.  But those who have usually don't do so lightly or in vain: softness of tone abounds in each of these prints.

Katsunori Hamanishi: Green Fireworks

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Green Fireworks

Mezzotint, 2021.

$600

2021MezzotintEdition of 7029 .5 x 10 in

Byron Mcclintock: Shelter Island

MCCLINTOCK, Byron

Shelter Island

Mezzotint, 2008.

$600

Shelter Island is a mixed technique color intaglio printed chine-collé, combining mezzotint, roulette, and drypoint, created in 2008 by American ar...

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Katsunori Hamanishi: Red Firework

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Red Firework

Mezzotint, 2021.

$1,000

2021MezzotintEdition of 5030.5 x 15 in

Katsunori Hamanishi: Prime Winter

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Prime Winter

Mezzotint, 2017.

$1,000

19.5 x 17.5 inchesMezzotintEdition 18/70Three islands surrounded by crashing waves in a winter storm. This piece highlights the artists use of intr...

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Michel Estebe: Hen

ESTEBE, Michel

Hen

Mezzotint, 2021.

$420

Poule (original French title) Color mezzotint on wove paper.Edition of 60. Signed, titled, numbered, and dated in pencil. Plate size: 13 3/8 x 13 3...

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Michel Estebe: Three Sparrows

ESTEBE, Michel

Three Sparrows

Mezzotint, 2021.

$560

Trois Moineaux (original French title) Color mezzotint on wove paper, 2021. Edition of 60. Signed, titled, numbered, and dated in pencil.Subtitled ...

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Frederick Mershimer: Across the Floor

MERSHIMER, Frederick

Across the Floor

Mezzotint, 2011.

$1,000

Color mezzotint, aquatint and watercolor. Edition of 120. Signed and titled in pencil.

Peter Jogo: Trio

JOGO, Peter

Trio

Mezzotint, 2017.

$350

One of 6 proofs, prior to an intended edition of 40. 4 1/2 x 6 13/16 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Frederick Mershimer: Riverside

MERSHIMER, Frederick

Riverside

Mezzotint, 2007.

$450

Color mezzotint and aquatint, 2007. Edition of 120.5 13/16 x 9 1/2 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Frederick Mershimer: Veil

MERSHIMER, Frederick

Veil

Mezzotint, 2005.

$450

Color mezzotint and aquatint, 2005. Retif and Salzer 89.Edition of 120.6 5/8 x 5 7/16 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Frederick Mershimer: Chance Encounter

MERSHIMER, Frederick

Chance Encounter

Mezzotint, 1993.

$650

Color mezzotint and aquatint, 1993. Retif and Salzer 49.Edition of 120.8 3/8 x 10 5/16 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Carol Wax: The Ill-Tempered Klavier

WAX, Carol

The Ill-Tempered Klavier

Mezzotint, 2015.

$750

Color mezzotint, 2015. Edition of 75.10 x 17 7/8 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Michel Estebe: Iris

ESTEBE, Michel

Iris

Mezzotint, 2002.

$360

Color mezzotint and drypoint on wove paper.Edition of 60.Signed, numbered, titled, and dated in pencil.Plate size: 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches.

Michel Estebe: Two Beetles

ESTEBE, Michel

Two Beetles

Mezzotint, 2003.

$350

Deux Coccinelles (original French title)Color mezzotint and drypoint printed on wove paper.Edition of 65.Signed, dated, titled, and numbered in pen...

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Peter Jogo: Paisley Mac (Venetian)

JOGO, Peter

Paisley Mac (Venetian)

Mezzotint, 2018.

$300

Color mezzotint, 2016. Edition of 40.4 3/16 x 5 5/8 inches. Signed and titled in pencil.

Carol Wax: Talon Show

WAX, Carol

Talon Show

Mezzotint, 2021.

$300

Color mezzotint with etching and engraving. 2021. 6 x 4 inches.Edition of 30. Signed in pencil.

Carol Wax: Corkatool

WAX, Carol

Corkatool

Mezzotint, 2016.

$200

Mezzotint and hand coloring. Edition of 50. 6 x 4 inches. Signed in pencil.

Susan Jameson: Winter Sun

JAMESON, Susan

Winter Sun

Mezzotint, 1983.

$175

Color mezzotint printed from three plates on a single sheet of wove paper.Edition of 100.Published by Georgetown Graphics Inc for the Print Collect...

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Katsunori Hamanishi: Contrail

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Contrail

Mezzotint, 2010.

$600

17.5 x 6.5 inchesMezzotintEdition 13/70A contrail arcs towards a dark distant mountain set against an orange sky, with green grasses and plants con...

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Koji Ikuta: Red-Flanked Blue Tail

IKUTA, Koji

Red-Flanked Blue Tail

Mezzotint, 2017.

$300

Koji IKUTA (Japanese, b. 1953)Red-Flanked Blue TailMezzotint. 2017. Edition of 75. Signed. 8 x 5 inches (image), 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches (sheet)

Peter Vilhelm Ilsted: Toadstools (O/S 20)

ILSTED, Peter Vilhelm

Toadstools (O/S 20)

Mezzotint, 1913.

$1,650

14" x 8 ⅜"Mezzotint printed in colorsEdition of 40Signed and numbered in pencil in margin

Laurent Schkolnyk: Grenades

SCHKOLNYK, Laurent

Grenades

Mezzotint, Circa 2003.

$500

Schkolnyk, Laurent – Parisien (born 1953)Color Mezzotint, circa 2003, edition of 80.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.6 1/4 x 8 1/2This print i...

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Laurent Schkolnyk: Grand Rayon Vert

SCHKOLNYK, Laurent

Grand Rayon Vert

Mezzotint, Circa 2004.

$750

Schkolnyk, Laurent – Parisien (born 1953)Color Mezzotint, circa 2004, edition of 90.Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.6 1/8 x 8 1/2This print i...

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