"Clich é -verre means literally 'glass picture'. It is also known as glass etching or hyalography (back to the old business of dredging the Greek and Latin dictionaries for fancy names - in this case the Greek word for glass). The method was used regularly to good effect by the French painters Corot and Millet. It is essentially a hand drawn negative and as such is difficult for historians and students of old processes to categorise. Perhaps it illustrates the currently held view that the artist's ideas are more important than the medium through which they are expressed."    
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