A Study of a Rembrandt Etching

A Study of a Rembrandt Etching

Come on up and see their etching! This remarkable National Gallery site centers on Rembrandt's copperplate etching "Abraham Entertaining the Angels." It tells not only the story behind the etching's subject but also the story of the artist's life and that of the art of etching. See the etched plate as well as the print made from it. The site offers an informative comparison of etching with other printmaking techniques (woodcutting and engraving) along with a wonderful step-through explanation of the etching process.

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Tim McGonagil