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Alex Aranovich

This stippling is usually produced with a tool called a mezzotint rocker. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezzotint

I love your blog, by the way.

Christopher Fahey

It looks more like an aquatint, a later invention, where a powder resist is sprinkled on the plate, melted in place, then dropped in the acid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatint

John F. Ptak

Thanks Christopher and Alex for those production/tech notes. I guess I was a little misleading with the title--I state that the print was made in 1796 but refer to the Renaissance dots part of the original, so I guess I muddied it up a little.

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