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Being generally the worst which are to ancient brasses are well drawn, more on several of the The figures drapery in the dresses of the females are, as a and the faces occasionally display a painter would say, "well cast;" and elevated expression. Many of the -oii-i'l. ' marked with a bold outline well ploughed features, armour, and drapery indicated life, and having the into the brass, greater or less strength as might be required. >hacling are also occasionally to be met with; the effect Attempts bi-iiiL.

That Romans were accustomed to engrave on copper and other metals in a similar manner, is evident from engraved paterae and other ornamental works executed by people of those nations. Though no ancient writer makes mention of the art of engraving being the ancient Greeks and employed for the purpose of producing impressions on paper, yet it has been conjectured by De Pauw, from a passage in Pliny,* that such an art was invented by Varro for the purpose of multiplying the portraits of eminent men.

Hanovene, a w,rk expressly treating of the use of the Diplomatic Htamp-J. C. lomatica, folio, Wtanwia-, 1762, which I have not bee7 able to obUin a tight of. 17 ENGRAVING. 'Uo. JoIIAN'N'ES JOHANNES CALVIS, MEYNERSEX, 1521. merchants'-marks of our own country, which so on stained glass windows, monumental brasses, and frequently appear tombstones in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries, bear a considerable likeness to the ancient Eunic monograms, from which Many it is of the The English not unlikely that they were originally derived.

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