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A Survey of the Mezzotint Technique, 1642-1962

November 3, 1972 – March 21, 1973
Ground Floor, Gallery G-19 (625 sq. ft.)

Ludwig von Siegen, Amelia Elizabeth, Countess of Hesse, 1642, mezzotint, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.8248

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 17th-century genre subjects, 18th-century prints, 19th-century landscapes, and 20th-century prints by Pablo Picasso and M.C. Escher were on view, as well as a display of the tools used to create mezzotints and an explanation of the technique.

Guide sheet: Information about the mezzotint technique