Collection: Antique Copper Engravings

The copperplate engraving is an intaglio printing technique. Classical copperplate engraving emerged in Germany the early 15th century. Goldsmiths who wanted to control the use of the various designs engraved on gold and silver plates, made an impression of the design on paper. Gradually they started to reproduce these images in their own right. The design or image is engraved into the copper plate, the ink is carefully applied, and then the remains of the ink are wiped off the surface of the plate, leaving the ink in the grooves of the engraving. The plate is covered with a humid sheet of paper and the image is printed under a very high pressure in a printing press.

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  • The City of Hereford - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1784
    The City of Hereford - Antique Copper Engraving circa 1784
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  • Newport (Isle of Wight) - Copper Engraving, circa 1807
    Newport Isle of Wight - Copper Engraving circa 1807
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  • Caresbroke Castle (Isle of Wight) - Copper Engraving, 1784
    Caresbroke Castle Isle of Wight - Copper Engraving 1784
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  • Newport (Isle of Wight) - Copper Engraving, circa 1818
    Newport (Isle of Wight) - Copper Engraving circa 1818
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  • A View of Glocester and a View of Shrewsbury - Copper Engraving circa 1784
    A View of Glocester and a View of Shrewsbury - Copper Engraving circa 1784
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  • City of Gloucester - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1784
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  • St Briavell's Castle, Gloucestershire - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1783
    St Briavells Castle Gloucestershire - Antique Copper Engraving circa 1783
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  • Badminton, Gloucestershire - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1804
    Badminton Gloucestershire - Antique Copper Engraving circa 1804
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  • Badminton, Gloucestershire - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1801
    Badminton Gloucestershire - Antique Copper Engraving circa 1801
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  • Upton House, Essex - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1784
    Upton House Essex - Antique Copper Engraving circa 1784
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  • Buxton Crescent, Derbyshire - Antique Copper Engraving, circa 1804
    Buxton Crescent Derbyshire - Antique Copper Engraving circa 1804
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  • A Lady's Dressing Commode & Dressing Table by T Sheraton - Antique Copper Engraving, 1793
    A Ladys Dressing Commode & Dressing Table by T Sheraton - Antique Copper Engraving 1793
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