steel engraving

noun

Definition of steel engraving

1 : the art or process of engraving on steel
2 : an impression taken from an engraved steel plate

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In addition to reviews and blurbs, Whitman commissioned a steel engraving of himself as a frontispiece to convey an image of the muscular, rough American poet. Elaine Showalter, The New York Review of Books, "Whitman, Melville, & Julia Ward Howe: A Tale of Three Bicentennials," 27 May 2019 John Cheney ranked among the best engravers in the United States, creating steel engravings of paintings by many prominent artists. Annie Gentile, Courant Community, "Art Gallery Dedicated At Cheney Homestead," 21 June 2018 But, notes Brandon Fortune, chief curator at the National Portrait Gallery, there’s also a steel engraving of a daguerreotype taken by Gabriel Harrison. Katie Nodjimbadem, Smithsonian, "How Many Ways Can Snake Venom Kill You and More Questions From Our Readers," 30 Sep. 2017 Painting by Richard Rothwell and steel engraving from Frankenstein 1831 edition. Jacob Brogan, Slate Magazine, "Tell Us What You Think About the Legacy of Frankenstein!," 31 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of steel engraving

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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