ABOUT PAUL SANDBY

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Paul Sandby

1731-1809

Artist/printmaker Paul Sandby began tinkering with Jean-Baptiste Le Prince's recipe for applying tonal areas to etchings with resin powder. Instead of distributing the powder dry, he dissolved it in "rectified spirits of wine" so that it could be brushed on an etching plate like an ink wash, a process for which he coined the term aquatint. (Met. Museum)

WORKS BY SANDBY PAUL