Paintings by George Morland - 46
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Sent in by a site visitor. I wonder this could be a 1792 etching published by J. Harris and hand coloured. I have listed, “Man at Watering Trough, a Woman Seated Near”.

This is "The Warrener" - a large image is here.

Here are some interesting notes about the printing process provided by the site visitor/contributor of the image of this engraving:

Since I have an extensive education in the field of art prints, I can tell you that the original printer employed the technique called chine-colle; this means the image was printed on a very fine paper, which was glued simultaneously to its backing paper, all during the printing process. Chine-colle prints were favored prints and indicate a high quality. The image paper is of a high gloss type (probably an india gloss tissue?), as it has almost a vellum surface, and its boundary extends beyond the image by 1/2". The backing paper appears to be a soft (furred), very fine quality, buff- colored, paper (French?). It is most likely a handmade laid linen (the laid striations are still visible around the edges). Nevertheless, both papers are of a very high quality. The inking was really excellent and the colors are still fast and not faded. These factors and the fine condition are a real testament with kudos to the printer. The great materials used, along with the excellent artist and craftsmen, made it all worth the initial investment. I can't believe it's nearly 200 years later. When you look at the print, you will see the impression of the plate margins, which also indicates the limits of the gloss paper. If you haven't already noticed, the importance of choosing the right papers for use in printmaking is a field of expertise by itself. Any curator can elaborate to endless limits on the manufacturers, materials, and techniques associated with each artistic era.

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