Aquatint: A Selection from the Museum's Collection

Scarlet Ibis, 1837
Robert Havell, Jr., after J. J. Audubon
Engraving and Aquatint, Watercolor Added

Interactive exhibition guide

Aquatint is a printing technique that can duplicate the tonal freshness of a drawing or watercolor. Although invented earlier, Aquatint was codified by French printmakers in the mid-eighteenth century and used extensively by some of the most inventive artists from the nineteenth century through today.

Among the artists included in this selection are works Le Prince, Boucher, Goya, Picasso, and contemporary artists Paula Rego, and Kiki Smith.

Exhibition Date: September 16, 2011 - November 27, 2011