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Die Kunst in Kupfer zu stechen, sowohl vermittelst des Aetzwassers als mit dem Grabstichel; ingleichen di sogenannte schwarze Kunst, und wie die Kupferdrucker-Presse

Traicté des manieres de graver

Illustrated by Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Engraved by Carl Gottfried Nestler (German, 1730–1780), Publisher Carl Gottlieb Nitzsche (German, 18th century), Publisher M. Gröll (German, 18th century), Printer Johann Wilhelm Harpeter (German, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Dresden, Germany


Overall: 17.7 x 11.7 x 3.3 cm (6 15/16 x 4 5/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 23 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Dresden: Johann Wilhelm Harpeter for Carl Gottlieb Nitzsche and Gröll, 1765) Octavo; 163 leaves, plus plates; contemporary gilt-stamped pink paper boards, dark green morocco label (upper cover stamped with cartouche and monogram JGK). BOUND with Stapart, Die Kunst mit dem Pinsel in Kupfer zu stechen (Nuremberg: 1780) [KBR79.2]

Technical illustrations of engraving, etching, and printing copperplates

Dresden: Johann Wilhelm Harpeter for Carl Gottlieb Nitzsche and Gröll, 1765


Monogram "JGK" gilt-stamped within cartouche on upper cover of binding; Sylvester R. Koehler, Boston (1837-1900, first curator of prints, MFA), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler