sculpsit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

sculpsit ‎(plural sculpsits)

  1. An inscription indicating the identity of the person who created a sculpture.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

sculpsit

  1. third-person singular perfect active indicative of sculpō

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 or copper. The artist's name was often signed with "del." (for delineavit), and the engraver with "sc." or "sculp." (for sculpsit).[1]

References[edit]

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