etching-needle love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sharp instrument of steel for tracing outlines, etc., on plates to be etched.


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  • If after a close study of all his productions with pencil and etching-needle, you ask yourself what constitutes his real life's-work, you will probably choose to ignore his book plates -- even those to the

    The History of "Punch"

  • But Onwhyn was better used to the etching-needle than the pencil, and his drawing on wood was hard and unsympathetic, and his figures were usually rather strained than funny.

    The History of "Punch"

  • Titian, whom he imitated; his style was scarcely to be differentiated from Guido's; his draughtsmanship was excellent, and his work with the graver and etching-needle highly esteemed.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • The mediums of oils and tempera are especially adapted to the requirements of those who see things rather as a diaper of shapes than as a map of lines; while for these last the point of pen, burin, or etching-needle offers the most congenial implement.

    Albert Durer

  • We have the dash and the _chic_ with skates which Frenchmen show with the etching-needle, and the Canadian, on the other hand, is apt to decline into the mere prettiness which is the fault of English etchers.

    Lost Leaders

  • Remember, also, that just as the blunt end of a bit of charcoal is many, many times larger than the point of an etching-needle, so are its resources for fine lines and minute dots and scratches just that much reduced.

    Outdoor Sketching Four Talks Given before the Art Institute of Chicago; The Scammon Lectures, 1914

  • Elliston, "aided by an illustration from the etching-needle of George

    A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character


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