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


Shelter Island

Mezzotint, 2008.


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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Michel Estebe: Iris

ESTEBE, Michel


Mezzotint, 2002.


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.

Katsunori Hamanishi: Contrail

HAMANISHI, Katsunori


Mezzotint, 2010.


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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Katsunori Hamanishi: Green Fireworks

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Green Fireworks

Mezzotint, 2021.


Dimensions: 23.5″ x 5.75″Medium: mezzotint, gold leafEdition Size: 70

Katsunori Hamanishi: Red Fireworks

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Red Fireworks

Other, 2021.


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

Chad Nelson: Celestial Buried Mind


Celestial Buried Mind

Mezzotint, 2018.


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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Jukka Vanttinen: Nomad



Mezzotint, 2018.


Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper, 2018.Edition of 60.Signed, titled in English, dated, and numbered in pencil.Plate size: 26 1/4...

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John Constable: The Lock -- Large Plate


The Lock -- Large Plate

Mezzotint, 1832-34.


The Lock - Large Plate. 1832/34. Mezzotint by David Lucas (1802-1881), as directed by John Constable. Reworked and republished final state. Shirley...

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John Constable: The Cornfield


The Cornfield

Mezzotint, 1832/34.


John Constable. 1776-1837 (after) by David Lucas (1802-1881).The Cornfield 1832/34. Mezzotint by David Lucas (1802 - 1881) after John Constable. Sh...

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