The process used to produce this
print appears to be 'etching and engraving' with the colouring
added later. In 'etching and engraving', the ink is held in
the recessed areas of the plate. Depending on the depths of these
grooves, different amounts of ink are held, thus producing lines
of varying thickness and darkness. [Zoe
The lines of the picture can
clearly be seen by zooming in to the
bottom-right of the picture.
This picture appears to be the
work of an engraver named Slack. His signature can be seen
by zooming-in to the bottom right-hand corner of this picture.
There is also a copy of this engraving (without the colour) in the
collection of the Edinburgh Room at Edinburgh Central Library. It
is dated 1798.
not yet traced Slack in any reference books. I would
be interested to know if this engraver produced other engravings
and if these were published in any help. If you can answer
these questions, could you please
Thank you. - Peter