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COPPER, STEEL, AND BANK-NOTE ENGRAVING.

drew—like children—first one object and then another, and so on, until the plate was furnished from top to bottom and from right side to left.

In Dürer, all objects are on the same plane! In his Saint Hubert, the stag (Fig. 1) is quietly standing on the horse's back.

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Fig. 1.—Dürer's Saint Hubert.

with one hoof on the saddle, and the kneeling knight looks as if he were tapping the horse on the nose while bowing before the crucifix. The artist seems to have noticed the mistake about the stag, for he put a tree between us and the animal to correct it, but the stag is on the horse's back nevertheless.

There is no reason why steel engraving should be used only to