~*Opéra de Paris*~
She is called
and is the work of
Hubert von Herkomer.
(Finally came up with the a Match for my 'Daphne'.)
Both of these Images are the result of
New Technique of Engraving
created by von Herkomer and
'Herkomer devised a method of engraving he termed, modestly, 'Herkomergravure'. He would ink by hand and with swabs of cloth on a lithographic stone, take a monotype from it, and photo-engrave the result onto a copper plate. This gave a very free and soft effect. In Daphne, he used it to create the drapery and some of the skin tone. But then, on the copper plate, mezzotint has been applied by Hirst to build the skin contours of the face and shoulders, and etching has been used to give the hair and leaves form. This combination of methods, giving 'soft' and 'hard' effects, make this engraving extremely striking.'
;From Victorian Web. Org
The Beauty was already created for me
using these Incredibly Lovely Etchings.
Inspiration came easily.
Thank You Karen!!