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

Examples of steel engraving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walker created works in oil, etching, wood and steel engraving, and was one of the earliest monotype artists in this country and is often credited with inventing that term. oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2020 Your print may indeed be a steel engraving, or perhaps a collotype, which is produced by a photomechanical process. oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2020 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, 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, 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, 30 Sep. 2017 Painting by Richard Rothwell and steel engraving from Frankenstein 1831 edition. Jacob Brogan, Slate Magazine, 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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The first known use of steel engraving was in 1824

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“Steel engraving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steel%20engraving. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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