Manuel Robbe - The Readers

Manuel Robbe
French (1872 – 1936)

Manuel Robbe The Readers – 1911

Manuel Robbe The Readers etching is printed on wove paper. 1905 is the year of publication. Edition of about 100. For more information on Manuel Robbe click on this link.

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.

Manuel Robbe The Readers - 1911