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date: 23 May 2019


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Michael Clarke

In printmaking all the copies of a print produced from a particular printing. Since the later 19th century, in reaction to the seemingly limitless editions made possible by industrialized printmaking processes, there has arisen the concept of the ‘limited edition’ of a print, for example limited to a total of 50 or 100, often signed and numbered by the artist, which is intended to create enhanced rarity and value.... ...

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