Author: Alec Aldrich

Off His Rocker: Prince Rupert and the Mezzotint
Proudly displaying his royal, albeit long-embattled standing, Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-1682) placed a crown on his initials in the top right corner of his 1662 mezzotint, Head of the Executioner. Besides his impressive lineage, the Prince is also credited with revolutionizing the mezzotint printing process. Mezzotint is a printing method in which the...