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.

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: 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.

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.

Frederick Mershimer: Museum Night

MERSHIMER, Frederick

Museum Night

Mezzotint, 2008.

$800

Mezzotint, 2008.Edition of 100.9 1/16 x 11 15/16 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.

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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Udo Claassen: Laki

CLAASSEN, Udo

Laki

Mezzotint, 1978.

$950

Udo Claassen (Germany) b. 1948 "Laki". Mezzotint, 1978. Ed: 30, this impression an apparent proof before the edition. Signed and dated with pencil,...

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Mary Farrell: Untitled

FARRELL, Mary

Untitled

Mezzotint, 1997.

$300

Mary FARRELL (American, b. 1950)UntitledMezzotint. 1997. Edition 1/15. Signed. 11 x 11 inches

Takuji Hamanaka: Combination-Cross No. 3

HAMANAKA, Takuji

Combination-Cross No. 3

Mezzotint, 1979.

$1,800

Mezzotint, 1979Signed, titled and numbered in pencilEdition: 30 (9/30)Provenance: Ninion and Sheldon Landy, ChicagoThe Landy's donated a large coll...

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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

Robert Kipniss: White mountain & rooftop.

KIPNISS, Robert

White mountain & rooftop.

Mezzotint, 2020.

$900

Robert KipnissMezzotint, 2020.Edition 18.Image size 9 3/4 x 7 1/2" (24.8 x 19.2 cm).Very good condition.

Robert Kipniss: Crest.

KIPNISS, Robert

Crest.

Mezzotint, 2019.

$800

Robert Kipniss (b.1931).Mezzotint, 2019.Edition 20.Signed in pencil. Image size 9 1/4 x 11 1/2" (23.2 x 29.3 cm).Very good condition.

Robert Kipniss: Rooftops & chimneys.

KIPNISS, Robert

Rooftops & chimneys.

Mezzotint, 2019.

$1,200

Robert Kipniss (b.1931).Mezzotint, 2019.Edition 14.Signed in pencil. Image size 12 3/4 x 19 1/4" (32.3 x 48.9 cm).Very good condition.

Frederick Mershimer: 34th Street.

MERSHIMER, Frederick

34th Street.

Mezzotint, 1996.

$3,000

Frederick MershimerMezzotint and aquatint, 1996.Edition 120, printing 100.Signed, titled, and dated in pencil The plate for this print began to bre...

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Frederick Mershimer: Across the Floor.

MERSHIMER, Frederick

Across the Floor.

Mezzotint, 2011.

$1,200

Frederick MershimerMezzotint, aquatint and watercolor, 2011.Edition 120. Artist's proofs X.Signed, titled, and dated in pencil.Image size 12 x 17 1...

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Katsunori Hamanishi: Red Fireworks

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Red Fireworks

Other, 2021.

$1,000

Dimensions: 22.25" x 11.75" Medium: mezzotint, gold leaf Edition Size: 50

Reynold Weidenaar: Reverie

WEIDENAAR, Reynold

Reverie

Mezzotint, 1950.

$900

Mezzotint printed in black ink on laid paper. Edition of 250. Rather scarce today. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. Signed and t...

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Chad Nelson: Celestial Buried Mind

NELSON, Chad

Celestial Buried Mind

Mezzotint, 2018.

$400

Mezzotint on Hahnemühle wove paper. Edition of 20. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. Also bearing the Vinland Prints blindstamp, lower ...

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