mezzotint mezzotint


  • (n) print produced by an engraving that has been scraped to represent light or shade


  1. There were a series of Rembrandt etchings, some prints showing the development of the mezzotint, many a print and drawing by the great masters.
  2. A collector for the Cambridge Museum buys an interesting mezzotint of an early 19th Century house.
  3. At 13, Copley became head of his family upon the death of his stepfather, a mediocre mezzotint artist and dancing teacher who had barely introduced the boy to art.

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