Manuel Robbe - Le Sphinx
French (1872 – 1936)
Manuel Robbe Le Sphinx – 1905
Manuel Robbe and the Drypoint Process
Using the drypoint process, Robbe could sketch an idea onto a blank copper or zinc plate. For this, he used a diamond point or another sharp tool. Thus, the incised lines would then hold and print the ink. Etching lines are created by using an acid to dissolve the plate in areas that are uncovered. But the etched lines are typically the same width from one end to the other. Drypoint lines vary in their width, darkness and may actually be missing is some areas. In the first runs of the plate, the edges of the lines with exhibit feathery appearance.
Unframed best displays the image. But we are happy to custom frame your Manuel Robbe etching to your specifications.