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Caroline Watson
British (London, 1760 - 1761 - 1814, Pimlico, SC) Primary

Samuel Shelley
British (London, ca. 1750 - 1808, London) Painter

Viola-She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i' th' bud

Mid-18th century to early 19th century

7.913 x 6.339 in. (20.1 x 16.1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: JNE.1179
Geography: Europe, Great Britain
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Aquatints
Culture/Nationality: British
Collection: John N. Estabrook Collection

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  • aquatint - An intaglio etching technique in which a metal plate is sprinkled with a finely-powdered resin (asphaltum, rosin, etc.); the plate is heated to melt the resin, then cooled, and placed in an acid bath. The acid lightly etches areas not covered with the resin. The results in a plate with fine pockmarks. The process was invented in the 1760s by J.B. LePrince. Aquatints were popular until the late 1830s.
  • aquatints - Prints produced from designs created by the aquatint process, by which a printing plate is covered with a coating and etched with acid so as to create a range of tonal values, often combined with line work. The resulting print resembling a watercolor.
  • British - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of the United Kingdom. It also refers to the cultures of historical nations that had Great Britain as the central ruling power. For the culture of the ancient Britons, who were those tribes that spoke the Celtic (Brythonic) language, use "Ancient British."
  • literary themes
  • women - Refers to female human beings from young adulthood through old age.

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