delineavit

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Latin[edit]

Engraving by M De Bye after P Potter.

Verb[edit]

dēlīneāvit

  1. third-person singular perfect active indicative of dēlīneō

Usage notes[edit]

Up to the 1870s, book illustrations required two steps: the artist drawing the design on paper, and then an engraver translating it to wood. The artist's name was often signed with "del." (for delineavit), and "sc." or "sculp." for sculpsit.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.unz.org/Pub/BookmanUK-1933feb-00436?View=PDF