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Publisher: STENGLIN, J.
Title: FJODOR JOANNOWITSCH Feodor Ioannowitsch zar i camoderschez wserossinskij (rossice). Feodor Ioannowicz tzaar et autocrator totius Russiae Joann Alexiewicz tzaar et autocrator totius Russiae.
Published: St. Petersburg 1743

Size: 12.7 x 9.3 inches.
32.3 x 23.5 cm.
Colouring: In original o/l colours.
Condition:  Mezzotint. Cut to plate mark. With some places surface of paper shaved. Contemporarily laid down on paper. Good impression.
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Extremely rare half portrait print of Czar Fyodor I Ivanovich (31 May 1557 16/17 January 1598) was the last Rurikid Tsar of Russia (1584 - 1598), son of Ivan the Terrible and Anastasia Romanovna.
Johann Stenglin was a well known engraver, born at Augsburg in 1715, he studied under Bodenehr, and engraved after Dinglinger, Grooth, Haid, Klein, and De Meytens. In 1743 he received a summons to St. Petersburg, and engraved portraits of Russian Czars and members of the Royal Family. He died at St. Petersburg in 1770.
Mezzotint was the first tonal method to be used, enabling half-tones to be produced without using line- or dot-based techniques like hatching, cross-hatching or stipple. Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening the plate with thousands of little dots made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a "rocker." In printing, the tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean. A high level of quality and richness in the print can be achieved.
The process was especially widely used in England from the mid-eighteenth century, to reproduce portraits and other paintings.
Mezzotints produced in Russia are very rare.


Reference: Rovinskij III, N 10. Nagler XIX, 415, 1..

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