dry point


  1. a technique of engraving, especially on copper, in which a sharp-pointed needle is used for producing furrows having a burr that is often retained in order to produce a print characterized by soft, velvety black lines.
  2. a print made by this technique.


  1. a technique of intaglio engraving with a hard steel needle, without acid, on a copper plate
  2. the sharp steel needle used in this process
  3. an engraving or print produced by this method

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