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Aquatint


The Thames near Limehouse
View full size imageAn aquatint of the Thames near Limehouse. © NMM
An etching technique creating areas of tone through the use of powdered resin. It is sprinkled on the etching plate before it is 'bitten' by the etching acid. The final result is a finely textured tonal area where thee darkness is determined by how long the plate is bitten by the acid.






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