Learn how artist, printer, and live history presenter Andy Volpe created a replica engraving of Paul Revere’s Boston Massacre, which he accomplished for the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre in March 2021. “Creating A Replica of Paul Revere’s Boston Massacre Engraving”, Volpe’s slide presentation, is at the Museum of Printing on Saturday, June 19, at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
During this slide presentation, Volpe talks about how he researched and created his replica by using the same techniques that Revere used. He will also share a brief history of the other replicas and copies of Revere’s print sinze 1770, along with a history of the original copperplate.
An exclusive, limited edition print of Volpe’s replica will be available at the Museum of Printing’s gift shop.
Volpe has been active at the Museum of Printing since 2010. He has demonstrated Intaglio printing during open houses. He’s developing a series of lectures on a variety of printing topics, for the museum. Since 2011, he has worked on replicating the prints of Paul Revere for the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Faneuil Hall in Boston, which demonstrates and replicates the letterpress and engraving printing practiced in Colonial Boston in the 1760s to 1780s. He also hand-engraves and hand-prints of other notable 18th century intaglio print artists. He lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he gives living history presentations with the Higgins Armory Collection at Worcester Art Museum.
Volpe’s presentation is included with admission to the museum, which is $10 for adults; $8 for children 6-16, seniors and students; and free for members. The museum’s hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The Museum of Printing is located at 15 Thornton Avenue in Haverhill, Massachusetts, 33 miles northwest of Boston. For more information about the museum and its special events, go to museumofprinting.org.