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September 05, 2019

Increasing rare reverse glass mezzotint of King George III, in the original period frame. From the collection of Harold Ward.

The printed mezzotint was stuck to the reverse of a glass panel with size, and then shaved- or rubbed down- from the back with a rubber, leaving a wafer-thin layer of paper. The print was then hand-coloured from the back, allowing the colours to shine through with a luminous glaze.