John Cother Webb: Master of Mezzotint
John Cother Webb (1855-1927) was known in London as the "Doyen" of British engravers. He was born in Torquay, studied under Thomas Landseer in London, perfected the art of producing color mezzotint prints in one pass through the etching press and was largely responsible for the increase in interest in and value of reproductive mezzotints during his lifetime. Webb was an early and regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. His work is found in collections of the Royal Academy, the Victoria and Albert Museum and extensively in the print collection of the British Museum. This is a full color book incorporating photographic images of the 260 prints by Webb in the collection of the author.
Copyright Jack Leissring (Standard Copyright License)
Publisher J. C. Leissring Fine Art Press
Published September 23, 2017
Binding Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink Full color
Weight 2.12 lbs.
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The author, Jack Leissring, has a vast collection of art, dating from 1600, that includes 472 artists. He is a retired physician (pathologist) a pianist,he paints, sculpts, draws, designs and builds dwellings and does etchings and woodcuts. He has written and published 28 books on a variety of subjects