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Print, "Baxter" Print: Gems of the Great Exhibition of 1851, Gem No. 2, 1852

This is a Print. It is dated 1852 and we acquired it in 1954. Its medium is lithograph, with woodblock-printed oil ink support: white wove paper laid down on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Whitney Hartshorne.

Its dimensions are

11.9 x 23.6 cm (4 11/16 x 9 5/16 in.) mount: 21.9 x 32.9 Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It has the following markings

Blind stamp, lower margin, center, in cartouche: PRINTED IN OIL / COLOURS / BY / G. BAXTER / INVENTORS / PATENTEE / 11 & 12 NORTHAMPTON SQUARE / THE GEMS OF THE GREAT / EXHIBITION

It is inscribed

Handwritten note attached to separate sheet on mat: In 1835 F. Baxter took out a patent / color printing from wood Blocks to / outlines engraved on a copper key plate / giving the form / this use of woodblocks to print / color overall impressions from an / etched, engraved, or mezzotinted plate was / know long before, but Baxter applied more / color + consequently more blocks.

Cite this object as

Print, "Baxter" Print: Gems of the Great Exhibition of 1851, Gem No. 2, 1852; England; lithograph, with woodblock-printed oil ink support: white wove paper laid down on white wove paper; 11.9 x 23.6 cm (4 11/16 x 9 5/16 in.) mount: 21.9 x 32.9 Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Gift of Whitney Hartshorne; 1954-127-13-b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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