The terms were, that Turner was to etch and Lewis to aquatint at five guineas a plate.
The plate has a wash of aquatint, all over it, and the etching is free and bold.
He did aquatint work and drew upon stone for the lithographers.
aquatint, a method of etching on copper by which a beautiful effect is produced, resembling a fine drawing in sepia or Indian ink.
From the extreme delicacy of the aquatint Engravings of this Work, a limited number of Impressions only can be taken from them.
In these etching merely provides the ground plan for the use of mezzotint, or, more rarely, aquatint.
The engravings are in aquatint by Landseer and Lewis after the designs of Thurston.
In aquatint it must be dampened more, about six dry sheets coming to one wet one.
The intermediate plates are landscapes, after anonymous artists, engraved in aquatint by Hassell and others.
With the exception of the aquatint processes, good printing can be done with dry but unsized paper.