Etching Prints For Sale

Discover etching prints for sale online today. Our collection includes etching landscape prints, etching portraits and map prints. Shop today to discover artwork by international contemporary artists and find the perfect new addition for your home or workplace.

London-based printmaker Victoria Achache uses a technique called Chine-Collé to bring blocks of colour to her characterful etchings. Her works, such as Woman in Blue, are characterised by her minimalist style, using only a few colours such as the vivid blue for the subject’s dress against a simple pink and green backdrop.

Guy Allen's limited edition animal etchings retain the art form’s traditional density. In Hares II, Allen’s etching captures the glossy coats and flexing muscles of his two fighting hares. The pair, however, could be dancing and their regal elegance is exacerbated by the strip of gold that has been woven into the cloudless landscape behind them.

The Etching Process

The artist first draws on a copper or zinc “plate” that has been prepared with a special wax-like liquid called “ground” before immersing the plate in acid or a copper-sulphate solution which marks the lines into the metal. The plate is then cleaned, dried and the ground is removed with a solvent, revealing the drawn lines underneath. Ink is then forced into the etched lines and finally the plate is passed through a press, with the pressure transferring the leftover ink onto paper to create the etching. The plate can be re-inked in order to create as many etchings as the artist requires.

Etching History

Although etching was used in the 14th century for decorating metal, historians believe it was not used for printmaking until much later. It’s thought the technique had only been around for twenty years by the time Albrecht Dürer discovered the technology in the sixteenth century. The German artist turned out to be skilled at the process, creating dense and powerful prints such as his dark and detailed Knight, Death, and the Devil. His work became an advert for the technique and it is thought Dürer largely contributed to etching’s popularity which continues today.

Four centuries later, another German-born painter became a champion of etching prints. Lucien Freud used the technique to subject the human form to new scrutiny. Although he did not act like a conventional printmaker, instead standing the plate upright on an easel while etching, as if he was working on canvas. His portraits and nudes in this style are set against empty backgrounds in order to provide uninterrupted focus on his figures which were composed from a meticulous web of carefully etched lines and patches of shadow.

Size
Height
Width
Price
Orientation
    No mediums available
    No styles available
    No subjects available
    No countries available
    No colors available
    sort
    All Art
    showing 218 pieces
    Emergence by Christine Guichard

    Emergence

    Prints - 74x55 cm
    Dawn holding off the sky by Tania Rutland

    Dawn holding off the sky

    Prints - 25x25 cmRent for $35 /mo
    Eric Ravilious's dog II by Mychael Barratt

    Eric Ravilious's dog II

    Prints - 40x38 cmRent for $60 /mo
    Paris in Soho by Mitsushige Nishiwaki

    Paris in Soho

    Prints - 75x84 cm
    In Memory of Zulma by Salvador Dali

    In Memory of Zulma

    Prints - 54x41 cm
    The Boy and The Masks by Jaco Putker

    The Boy and The Masks

    Prints - 82x62 cm

    Ascent

    Prints - 200x192 cmRent for $570 /mo

    Duel with Camelias

    Prints - 54x41 cm

    Full Moon

    Prints - 51x51 cm

    Interior No.87

    Prints - 50x65 cm

    May Fairies

    Prints - 20x25 cm

    PARIS CYCLES

    Prints - 84x150 cm

    Lovers Edition

    Prints - 30x21 cmRent for $42 /mo

    La Chéne et le Roseeau

    Prints - 76x56 cm

    Oranges and Lemons

    Prints - 46x58 cmRent for $70 /mo

    The Toad

    Prints - 54x41 cm

    The Girl in The Rocket

    Prints - 40x50 cm

    Aria II

    Prints - 56x38 cmRent for $60 /mo

    HOTEL

    Prints - 100x168 cm

    Aria III

    Prints - 56x38 cmRent for $60 /mo

    Regional Settings

    English
    US (USD)
    United States
    Metric (cm, kg)