Re-Engraving Paul Revere: The Boston Massacre
In March of 2020, for the 250th commemoration, Andy painstakingly hand-engraved a full-size replica of Revere’s “Boston Massacre”, which was printed off the wooden rolling press at the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, doing everything that Revere did, by hand, with the same materials. Andy’s replica is one of only three known replicas engraved entirely by hand since 1832. Andy will talk about intaglio printmaking in 18th century Boston, about the copies of Revere and his copy of Pelham, the story of the printing plate, and how he went about researching and engraving the replica.
[Recorded August 13, 2022.]