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(Latin, ‘he/she carved [it]’)

Sometimes appears on a piece of sculpture after the sculptor's name to indicate it is an original direct carving rather than a cast or copy. It can also occur in the margin of a print after an artist's name to indicate he was the engraver or etcher (in a reproductive print the original design may have been by someone else). In a printmaking context it carries the same meaning as inc., an abbreviation of the Latin incidit, ‘he/she cut [it]’.

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