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Landscape in the Dark Manner

A work made of mezzotint with touches of etching in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of mezzotint with touches of etching in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1657–61

Artist:

Allart van Everdingen
Dutch, 1621-1675

About this artwork

In contrast to Rembrandt’s dark, linear etching and burin work, landscape etcher Allart van Everdingen created a group of evocative, softly toned nocturnal prints and book illustrations using an early form of mezzotint engraving. Here a dilapidated house and a church spire emerge from the murky darkness. The chronology of Everdingen’s ten early mezzotints remains inconclusive, for none are dated. However, this plate’s variety of intaglio media and the seepage of ink into the margins suggest an inventive search for new tonal effects on the part of the artist, which likely occurred before he learned about standard mezzotint methods in the later 1660s.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Allart van Everdingen

Title

Landscape in the Dark Manner

Origin

Holland

Date

1657–1661

Medium

Mezzotint with touches of etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

125 × 162 mm (plate); 130 × 168 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Alsdorf Fund

Reference Number

1955.1025

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