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The line engraving series is a series were Delhez used a different engraving technique than he normaly used. The engravings are made on copper, sometimes with dry needle (very labor intensive) and a few times the original copperplate is converted to aqua vitae were a aqueous solution of ethanol was used. We have not much information concerning this series. In the Breda catalog, the usual information such as dates is not listed, so we are not 100% sure where the majority of the works in this series were made. Some works are certainly made in Chacras de Coria because the subject is the birth of Delhez’s children.

All engravings in this series are preceded by the letters MET because they were engraved on metal instead of wood Delhez mostly used. We have divided the works into different sub-series. In the subseries column you will see a certain code consisting of a few letters and a number. The legend below gives you more information about what these letter codes want to say. The number after the letter code is the sequence number of this series.

Line engraving subseries legend

SubcodeMeaningSubcodeMeaningSubcodeMeaning
CIChurch imagery seriesMISCMiscellaneousSPSelf portrait series
EXLEx-libris seriesNLWNature, landscapes & weather series
FODFriends & family Of DelhezPEOPeople series
NO.SUBSERIESTITLESTARTEDFINISHEDCOUNTRYCITYDIMENSIONSTYPE
MET1FOD1Notification of birth Mario Julio Regis Delhez19441944ArgentinaChacras de Coria13 x 16 cmCopper / Aqua vitae
MET2NLW1Landscape without preliminary studyUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown7 x 16 cmCopper / Dry needle / Aqua vitae
MET3NLW2LandscapeUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper / Aqua vitae
MET4EXL1Ex-libris Max RussacUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown8 x 14 cmCopper
MET5MISC1Child that feeds itselfUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET6MISC2Expression studyUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET7EXL2Ex-libris faculty of philosophy and literatureUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown8,5 x 16 cmCopper
MET8FOD2Notification of birth Alberto Chris Delhez19461946ArgentinaChacras de Coria13 x 16 cmCopper
MET9PEO1Mother of the sculptor Lorenzo DominguezUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET10PEO2Pilutcha TejoUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper / Aqua vitae
MET11PEO3Duval VaccaUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper / Dry needle
MET12FOD3Notification of birth Alicia Gloria del Carmen Delhez19501950ArgentinaChacras de Coria16 x 17 cmCopper
MET13EXL3Ex-libris Felipe CalleUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown8 x 10,5 cmCopper
MET14FOD4Notification of birth Claudia Monica Carrol Delhez19521952ArgentinaChacras de Coria14 x 18 cmCopper
MET15EXL4Ex-libris Jozef MulsUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown5,5 x 9 cmCopper
MET16MISC3BathersUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown7 x 10,5 cmCopper
MET17MISC4Fish tankUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown7 x 10,5 cmCopper
MET18MISC5AraknidsUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown7 x 11 cmCopper
MET19MISC6From the character to the alphabetUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown7 x 10,5 cmCopper
MET20MISC7Horses (copper plate lost)UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown7 x 10,5 cmCopper
MET21PEO4Anna FerrerUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown12 x 15,5 cmCopper
MET22SP1SelfportraitUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET23FOD5Liske DelhezUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET24MISC8Christ of the Church and apokalipsus illustrationsUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown7 x 15 cmCopper
MET25CI1Wonderful thanksUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET26CI2The groom and the brideUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET27CI3His throne, his tabernacle, his altar, his cityUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET28CI4Warrior church, king church, bride churchUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET29CI5Gate of the temple of Solomon in transfigurationUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET30CI6New covenant sealed by the eucharistUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET31CI7Association Man-God through God; Church-Jesus union by the holy spiritUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET32CI8Throwing movementUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET33CI9Circulation movementUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET34CI10Common assignmentUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET35CI11Mystical body separates the church from its imitationUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET36CI12Contemplative churchUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET37CI13Maternal careUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET38CCI14Two maternity, virgin and fertileUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown16 x 21 cmCopper
MET39FOD6Acita19551955ArgentinaChacras de CoriaUnknownCopper
MET40FOD7Claudia19551955ArgentinaChacras de CoriaUnknownCopper
MET41FOD8Chris19551955ArgentinaChacras de CoriaUnknownCopper
MET42FOD9Mario19551955ArgentinaChacras de CoriaUnknownCopper
MET43EXL5Ex-libris VaccasUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownCopper