BURIN 'MUSEUM OF PRADO'MADRIDID37001013
€59.50 (Taxes not incl.)
The burin shows a view of the Puerta de Goya on the side of the Prado Museum in Madrid. The building, whose design by the architect Juan de Villanueva was approved in 1786, is one of the peaks of Spanish neoclassicism and construction began immediately, and after many ups and downs it was inaugurated in 1819 as the Royal Museum of Paintings.
Information about the Engraving
|Sheet Size (mm)||330 X 265|
|Print Size (mm)||125 X 185|
The engraving is accomplished by making incisions directly into a metal plate with a hand-held tool called a burin, the artist’s strokes being made at different depths and distances and with different slants, allowing him to bring out the highlights and the objects to be represented.
Hand engraving on metal is done without the intervention of acids, waxes or varnishes.
The subsequent stage is the printing. The metal plate is inked, the excess duly wiped off with a tarlatan cloth (the appropriate fabric), and the intaglio impression is pulled in the traditional handcrafted way on the manually-operated screw press.