artist's proof

   One of a small group of prints set aside from an edition for an artist's use; a number of printer's proofs are sometimes also done for a printer's use. An artist's proof is typically one of the first proofs from a limited edition of prints, for the artist's own copyright use, and marked as an A.P., and not numbered. Artist's proofs generally draw a higher price than other impressions. The equivalent in French is épreuve d'artiste, abbreviated E.A.

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  • Artist's proof — Proof Proof, n. [OF. prove, proeve, F. preuve, fr. L. proba, fr. probare to prove. See {Prove}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Artist's proof — An artist s proof is, at least in theory, an impression of a print taken in the printmaking process to see the current printing state of a plate while the plate (or stone, or woodblock...) is being worked on by the artist. A proof may show a… …   Wikipedia

  • artist's proof — noun : one of the first and therefore best proofs printed from an engraved plate * * * artist s proof noun An unnumbered proof (now esp a first impression) of a print made and/or kept for the artist s own use or record • • • Main Entry: ↑artist… …   Useful english dictionary

  • artist's proof — noun A very early proof impression of an engraving, or the like; often distinguished by the artists signature …   Wiktionary

  • artist's proof — /atəsts ˈpruf/ (say ahtuhsts proohf) noun any of the proofs in a limited edition of original prints, usually numbered and signed by the artist …   Australian English dictionary

  • Artist's proof — Пробный оттиск с гравюры (до подписи) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Proof — may refer to: * A rigorous, compelling argument ** Formal proof ** Mathematical proof ** Proof theory, a branch of mathematical logic that represents proofs as formal mathematical objects ** Logical argument ** Evidence (law), tested evidence or… …   Wikipedia

  • Proof — Proof, n. [OF. prove, proeve, F. preuve, fr. L. proba, fr. probare to prove. See {Prove}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proof reader — Proof Proof, n. [OF. prove, proeve, F. preuve, fr. L. proba, fr. probare to prove. See {Prove}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proof sheet — Proof Proof, n. [OF. prove, proeve, F. preuve, fr. L. proba, fr. probare to prove. See {Prove}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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