As a work of art, we repeat, this is beyond question the finest instance of line-engraving yet executed on this continent.
Outside Europe line-engraving can no longer be said to exist.
In him the real pure art of line-engraving reached its maturity.
line-engraving has been killed by etching, mezzotint and the “mixed method.”
The graver is the customary and fundamental tool of what is properly called “line-engraving.”
line-engraving is now practically obsolete, while etching and mezzotint have recently come more and more to the front.
In the 19th century line-engraving received first an impulse and finally a check.
Nevertheless, the 19th century produced most highly accomplished work in line-engraving, both in the figure and in landscape.
The record of the art of line-engraving during the last quarter of the 19th century is one of continued decay.
In Germany, as might be expected, line-engraving retains not a little of its popularity in its more orthodox form.