Monday, December 28, 2015

Shishkin's Print Albums

In addition to painting in oil, Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898) worked in pen and ink, etching, and engraving. 

He produced lavish albums of his prints with ornate title pages. His name (in Cyrillic letters) is written in the fenceposts seen through the arch.

Some of the etchings were interpretations of his oil paintings, but others were original compositions.

Below is one of the albums of 60 etchings showing the outer cover and the illustrated title page.

Read more about Shiskhin's print albums at the following link to Rarus's Gallery.
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Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Wow, now I have the first item for my "wish list" for next Christmas already! :) I think I can make room on my burgeoning bookshelf for this one!

Jim Douglas said...

Masterful work indeed. Jim, have you ever tried your hand at intaglio printmaking?

Fabio said...

Wow, that is impressive. Just how big are those drawings to have so much detail?