Half a year after departing towards Rome, long since having returned back home, I got my first wee etching press. Starting from scratch, what better way to learn intaglio printmaking than to process the previous trip drawings? Their technical and stylistic variety was such that I’d have to try the entire spectrum of etching techniques.
Of the 18 drawings, about half have been done. Many required several plates till I was content, some of the following still do; some drawings don’t warrant a print at all. Probably three to five are still to follow, including one huge plate at least equal to Pontarlier if not more intricate, the print of the Siena panorama. The rest, roughly in order of printing, look thus: