The printmaking technique in which an image is inscribed on a copper plate with a tool that cuts a groove in the surface. This groove holds the ink that creates the print when it is applied to paper. Also refers to the method of making an incision on a material such as glass.

Albrecht Dürer Melencolia I 1514

Artists

William Blake
1757 - 1827
William Hondius
1598 / 1599 - 1658 / 1660
Francesco Bartolozzi
1727 - 1815
Francis Croll
1827 - 1854