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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Prints on paper incorporating impressions of a reverse design created on a printing plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised (engraved) using burins or gravers. Historically, "engravings" has sometimes been incorrectly used to refer to all prints, regardless of the specific technique. For prints made from designs engraved on a flat wooden block, use "wood cuts"; for prints made from a plate that is etched rather than engraved, use "etchings."

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Merle B. Shaw Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0460

Research materials and papers of Merle B. Shaw, a paper technologist whose career was spent at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1914-1975; Majority of material found within 1922-1950

View Across the Boundary Line (from the Sugar-loaf) by W.H. Bartlett and S. Bradshaw

Identifier: SpC MS 1873-sc
Content Description

The collection consists of a black and white print of the engraving, "View Across the Boundary Line (from the Sugar-loaf)" by the artist William Henry Bartlett and engraved by Samuel Bradshaw. Beneath the illustration is the title written in French and German. The print, or page, appears to have been part of book, but has been removed. The reverse containts an advertisement for oil and water paints from a store in New York City. The piece is undated.

Dates: Majority of material found within around 1840