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Elisha Kirkall

English printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Kirkall is noted as a printmaker for his successful combinations of printing methods, such as woodcut with mezzotint. He reproduced Raphael's tapestry cartoons and paintings by Willem van de Velde II using a mixture of etching and mezzotint with a chiaroscuro block. He also combined etching, mezzotint, and relief printing from pewter plates in a series of 12 prints (1722-1724) after Italian drawings in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500003465.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Elisha Kirkall:

Elisha Kirkall after Giulio Romano Christ and the Adulterous Woman, 1722 Etching, mezzotint, and chiaroscuro tone block, printed in light brown ink on laid paper
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