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Mordant (i)

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Term for the acidic solution in which the metal plate or object is immersed in the printing processes of etching and aquatint. The acid bites into the unprotected areas of the plate, creating the hollows that hold the ink during printing.

Reference Entry.  45 words. 

Subjects: Art

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