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RUPERT (1619 - 1682), Engraver (mezzotint)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RUPERT (1619 - 1682), Engraver (mezzotint)

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German, 17th century, male.

Born 27 December 1619, in Prague; died 29 November 1682, in London.

Engraver (mezzotint).

Rupert was the third son of the elector palatine and Princess Elizabeth of England. He was often considered to have invented the engraving process known as 'mezzotint', but in fact he was no more than the propagandist. The discovery was actually made by Ludwig von Siegen, a lieutenant-colonel in

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