An Inquiry Into the Origin and Early History of Engraving: Upon Copper and in Wood, with an Account of Engravers and Their Works, from the Invention of Chalcography by Maso Finiguerra, to the Time of Marc' Antonio Raimondi, Volumen1
J. and A. Arch, 1816 - 836 páginas
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Página 8 - The second brush is used to rub over the paper, with a small degree of pressure, that it may take the impression : this it does easily, for, not being sized with alum, it receives the ink the instant it comes in contact with it. It is only necessary that the brush should be passed...
Página 47 - Venice, has fallen to total decay ; and this in consequence of " the great quantity of playing cards, and coloured figures printed, " which are made out of Venice ; to which evil it is necessary " to apply some remedy ; in order that the said artists, who are a " great many in family, may find encouragement, rather than
Página 179 - ... repute, his servant, they say, went to reside at Mentz; where, giving proofs of his knowledge in that science, he was joyfully received; and where, having applied himself to the business with unremitting diligence*, it became at length generally known, and was brought to entire perfection; in consequence of which, the fame afterwards spread abroad and became general, that the art and science of printing originated in that city.
Página 192 - the highly valuable art of printing was invented first of all in Germany at Mainz on the Rhine. And it is a great honour to the German nation that such ingenious men are to be found among them.
Página 172 - ... œnophora vetustiora adhuc hodie visuntur in Laurentianis illis, quas dixi, aedibus in forum prospectantibus, habitatis postea a suo pronepote Gerardo Thoma , quem honoris caussa nomino , cive claro , ante paucos hos annos vita defuncto s«ne.
Página 13 - Cunio, twin brother and sister ; first reduced, imagined, and attempted to be executed in relief, with a small knife, on blocks of wood, made even and polished by this learned and dear sister ; continued and finished by us together, at Ravenna, from the eight pictures of our invention, painted six times larger than here represented ; engraved, explained by verses, and thus marked upon the paper, to perpetuate the number of them, and to enable us to present them to our relations and friends, in testimony...
Página iii - An Inquiry into the Origin and Early History of Engraving upon copper and in wood. With an account of Engravers and their works from the invention of Chalcography by Maso Finiguerra to the time of Marc
Página 48 - Sia ordenado, e statuido, come anchora i diti maestri ne ha supplicado, che da mo in avanti non possa vegnir over esser condutto in questa Terra alcun lavorerio dela predicta arte, che sia stampido, o depento in tella, o in carta, come sono anchone e carte da zugare, e cadaun altro lavorerio dela so arte facto a penello, e stampido, soto pena di perdere i lavori condutti, e liv. xxx e fol xii p.
Página 13 - Cavaliere, and Isabella Cunio, " twin brother and sister: first reduced, imagined, and attempted to " be executed in relief, with a small knife, on blocks of wood, made " even and polished by this learned and dear sister; continued, and finished " by us together, at Ravenna, from the eight pictures of our invention, " painted six times larger than here represented; engraved, explained " by verses, and thus marked upon the paper, to perpetuate the number " of them, and to enable us to present them...
Página 192 - Although this art was invented at Mainz, as far as regards the manner in which it is now commonly used, yet the first prefiguration (Vurbyldung) was invented in Holland from the Donatuses which were printed there before that time. And from and out of these the aforesaid art took its beginning, and was invented in a manner much more masterly and subtler than this, and the longer it lasted the more full of art it became.