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.

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    May Fairies  by Erin Dunn
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    May Fairies  by Erin Dunn

    May Fairies

    Prints - 20x25 cm
    Le bois by Emmanuelle Mason
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    Le bois by Emmanuelle Mason

    Le bois

    Prints - 34x50 cm
    Vocal Harmony by Kevin Jackson
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    Vocal Harmony by Kevin Jackson

    Vocal Harmony

    Prints - 57x76 cmRent for $80 /mo
    In Memory of Zulma by Salvador Dali
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    In Memory of Zulma by Salvador Dali

    In Memory of Zulma

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

    The Boy and The Masks

    Prints - 82x62 cm
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    Waning Gibbous by Guy Allen

    Waning Gibbous

    Prints - 51x51 cm
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    A Guiding Light by Tania Rutland

    A Guiding Light

    Prints - 25x25 cmRent for $35 /mo
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    Ascent by Pak Keung Wan

    Ascent

    Prints - 200x192 cmRent for $570 /mo
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    Waxing Crescent  by Guy Allen

    Waxing Crescent

    Prints - 51x51 cm
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    Blue&Blue by Kevin Jackson

    Blue&Blue

    Prints - 58x46 cm
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    Covey of Grouse - Left by Guy Allen

    Covey of Grouse - Left

    Prints - 60x42 cm
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    Relief by Christine Guichard

    Relief

    Prints - 80x60 cm
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    Ai Weiwei's cat by Mychael Barratt

    Ai Weiwei's cat

    Prints - 40x38 cmRent for $60 /mo
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    Picasso's dog II by Mychael Barratt

    Picasso's dog II

    Prints - 40x38 cmRent for $60 /mo
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    PARIS CYCLES by Mitsushige Nishiwaki

    PARIS CYCLES

    Prints - 84x150 cm
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    La raie by Emmanuelle Mason

    La raie

    Prints - 15x20 cm
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    Grey Swan by Anna Toppin

    Grey Swan

    Prints - 75x55 cmRent for $60 /mo
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    Kyoto by Anna Toppin

    Kyoto

    Prints - 70x46 cmRent for $60 /mo
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    Aria III by Rosie Emerson

    Aria III

    Prints - 56x38 cmRent for $60 /mo

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