repoussage


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repoussage

(ˌrɛpuːˈsɑːʒ)
n
the art of making repoussé, the process of hammering out thin metal to create or remove reliefs
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he was an artisan who worked with chasing and repoussage, the techniques of hammeting metals, particularly gold, into relief patterns.
This suggests, not very surprisingly, that at various points in the roughly 15 years during which Blake could have made substantial alterations in the plate, he used the usual method of doing so, knocking up (also known as repoussage).