The Chalcography was founded in 1797 based on the assembled collections put together under the Ancien Régime. The most important copper plates among them came from the Cabinet of Engraved Plates of the King, established by Colbert, and the archives of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture.
The Chalcography’s collections have constantly been enriched over the centuries. Since it was founded in 1895, the RMN has distributed and sold prints produced from original copper plates on the workshop’s presses.
Since 1990, the RMN has pursued a policy of commissioning living artists, thereby assuring the Chalcography a place in contemporary art.
ching The Shepherd's Gifts - François Boucher
Etching Bust of a Woman - Louis Valtat
Etching The Emperor Napoleon III
Etching The beautiful Angèle - Gauguin
Modern Etchings XXe
Etching The woman with the cat - Foujita
Etching The Sherifas - Benjamin Constant
Etching The young man with the violin
Etching La Fayette
Etching The Man With Green Eyes - Titien
Etching Family Stamati
Etching Sacred love and profane love - Titien
Etching Tribute to Delacroix
Etching Battle of Stags - Gustave Courbet
Parties & Ceremonies
Etching Jewish wedding in Morocco