BURIN 'SAINT FRANCISCO THE GREAT CHURCH'ID37001014
€59.50 (Taxes not incl.)
The burin presents the main façade of the Royal Basilica of San Francisco El Grande, located in the city of Madrid. This neoclassical basilica was built in the second half of the 18th century, according to a design by Francisco Cabezas, developed by Antonio Pló and completed by Francesco Sabatini. Its dome, 33 m. in diameter and 57 m. high, stands out.
Information about the Engraving
|Sheet Size (mm)||330 X 265|
|Print Size (mm)||102 X 135|
|Author||Alfredo A. de Oro|
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.