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The Joys of Reading

January 15, 2013 | by

The anniversary of the British Museum led me to spend a few hours wandering their extensive online collections. This print, made by Marcel Jules Gingembre d’Aubépine around 1886, is called Les joies du bibliophile.

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  1. Nigel | January 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    As a printmaker, I’m compelled to observe that this lovely print appears to be an intaglio etching, not an engraving. The difference is not merely technical; the softness of the lines and the varied tones are significant to the atmosphere of the image.

  2. Sadie Stein | January 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Thank you, Nigel!

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