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.

Marina Kim: Eve Delf

KIM, Marina

Eve Delf

Mezzotint, 2016.


Marina Kim (British) b. 1960 "Eve Delf". Mezzotint, 2016. Ed: 10, this impression an artist's proof outside the edition. Signed with pencil, l.r. T...

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Reynold Weidenaar: Reverie



Mezzotint, 1950.


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


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: The Swann


The Swann

Mezzotint, 2019.


Svanen (original Swedish title)Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper.Edition of 30.Signed, titled in English, dated, and numbered in ...

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Jukka Vanttinen: Rembrandt



Mezzotint, 2019.


Mezzotint printed in bluish-black ink on wove paper. Edition of 30. Signed, titled in English, dated and numbered in pencil.Plate size: 11 5/8 x 10...

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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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Sir Frank Short: Orpheus and Eurydice

SHORT, Sir Frank

Orpheus and Eurydice

Mezzotint, 1889.


Orpheus and Eurydice (after George Frederic Watts, R.A., H.R.C.A. 1817 - 1904). 1889. Mezzotint. Hardie 54.12 5/8 x 19 1/2 (sheet 17 1/8 x 23 3/ 8)...

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