Jesus in Crown of Thorns - Original early 19th-century overpainted mezzotint




An original early 19th-century overpainted mezzotint, Jesus in Crown of Thorns.

A devotional mezzotint print, with hand coloured overpainting, of Jesus at the Crucifixion wearing the crown of thorns. Laid down on backing paper.

Unsigned. Trimmed to the image.
Some wear to the left centre edge, as shown. Otherwise, in very good condition.
13.9cm x 10.2cm.
Unframed.

This is one of a group of Victorian overpainted prints that we have for sale. The art of hand-colouring prints is a little-studied but distinct discipline, requiring skill and flair to be done successfully. Typically executed in watercolour or gouache, hand-colouring increases the impact of a black-and-white image, and can transform a print into something unique and personal. The painting of these prints is more extensive, detailed and vibrant than typical hand-colouring, meaning that, whilst originating as mezzotints or lithographs, many of these pictures appear almost as paintings in their own right.

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Product code: JH-844


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