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.
You see two towers in the front of the building shown in the engraving.
The engraving shows a figure seated before a table and wearing a huge wig.
What answer would you make to me, if I asked casually what engraving was?
I ought to speak, I shall speak, as if I were engraving history for posterity!
You have thus three arts,—engraving, light-and-shade drawing, and painting.
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.)