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The impressive elm tree in front of Arthur Negus Fuller's (1879-1945) studio, the Little Brown House, dwarfs the lone figure of a woman walking down Albany Road in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Arthur was the youngest son of George and Agnes (Higginson) Fuller of Deerfield, Massachusetts. In 1919, he bought a printing press with his brother, Henry, for their shared Boston studio, and in 1920, they bought a second press for their studio at the Little Brown House. Arthur's first intaglio etchings date from this time. His earliest intaglio, or colored, etchings were printed with a single pass through the press. Fuller accomplished this by first inking the lines on the copper plate, wiping off the excess, then lightly daubing ink where he wanted color, using the tip of a twisted cloth, à la poupée. Consequently, each intaglio print in an edition is slightly differently from the next.
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