However, the poet faithfully defended his livelihood, insisting that engraving was a true art.
He famously said, “Painting is drawing on canvas and engraving is drawing on copper and nothing else.”
But engraving is a painstaking and laborious art that requires patience, precision and lack of whim.
When the varnish is removed with spirits of turpentine, the engraving is seen in sunken lines on the plate.
So he turned to Antoine, who had remained seated in front of a block he was engraving.
The engraving shows a figure seated before a table and wearing a huge wig.
I have stopped the mouths of all the painters who used to say that I was good at engraving but, as to painting.
I ought to speak, I shall speak, as if I were engraving history for posterity!
He was induced to commence the engraving by the following circumstance.
This exquisite gem of the picturesque is represented in our engraving.
An artistic print made from a metal plate on which an artist has cut a design with a graver or a small chisel. (Compare etching.)