Collection: Antique Stipple Engravings

Its invention is credited to William Ryland, who first used the technique in 1774. Ryland was an engraver to George III. It is a printing technique, using a mixture of etching and engraving, in which the design is made up of countless small dots or flecks, producing softly graded tones. It became extremely popular in England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries  when it was often used in conjunction with the crayon manner, from which it derived. Stipple engraving was more popular in England than anywhere else, where Francesco Bartolozzi was probably the most famous exponent. Towards the end of the 18th Century, some printmakers, including Bartolozzi, began to use colour in stipple engraving. Rather than using separate plates for each colour, the different colours were carefully applied with a brush to a single plate for each impression, a very skilled and time consuming operation which was quickly realised to be to be far too expensive.

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  • Il Marchese della Fayette - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1800
    Il Marchese della Fayette - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1800
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  • General Blakeney - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1795
    General Blakeney - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1795
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  • Her Late Majesty Queen Caroline - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1824
    Her Late Majesty Queen Caroline - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1824
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  • The Two Junior Princes of Spain - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1800
    The Two Junior Princes of Spain - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1800
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  • Princess Sofia of Gloucester - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1800
    Princess Sofia of Gloucester - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1800
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  • King Charles IV and Queen Louisa Maria of Spain - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1800
    King Charles IV and Queen Louisa Maria of Spain - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1800
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  • Mrs Crespigny - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1815
    Mrs Crespigny - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1815
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  • Miss Chester as Beatrice - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1826
    Miss Chester as Beatrice - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1826
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  • Mr Quick as the Character of Spado - Antique Stipple Engraving 1802
    Mr Quick as the Character of Spado - Antique Stipple Engraving 1802
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  • Philip Massinger - Antique Copper Engraving circa 1800
    Philip Massinger - Antique Copper Engraving circa 1800
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  • Mr Fawcett as Caleb Quotem - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1822
    Mr Fawcett as Caleb Quotem - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1822
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  • Metastasio - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1816
    Metastasio - Antique Stipple Engraving circa 1816
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