Two Men Near the Stone in the Water

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Two Men Near the Stone in the Water

Karel Dujardin

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
etching on paper

4 4/5 in x 6 ⅛ in (12.22 cm x 15.56 cm);14 3/10 in x 19 3/10 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
To make an etching a copper plate is covered with a waxy ground through which a design is drawn with a steel etching needle. The plate is then placed in a mordant, or acid, bath, which bites, or eats into, the exposed metal. After the ground has been removed, any parts of the plate that the etcher wants to stay faint can be stopped out, or protected with varnish. Repeated immersions in the acid bath made deeper lines that print darker. When the ground is removed and the plate inked and wiped to leave ink only in the etched lines, a dampened sheet of paper is placed on the plate and both are pulled through a roller press.

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stone (worked rock)

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