C1855

The Bridesmaid

By far the best colour printer of the c.19th and famous for his patented process for printing in oil colours from several blocks in both wood and copper. The Bridesmaid by Baxters is print number 260 in Courtney Lewis’s standard … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Bridesmaid

Date:

C1855

Condition:

Laid onto original card backing with embossed title, Card backing is toned otherwise a good strong impression with very good colour.

Technique:

Colour printed mix method engraving.

Image Size: 

268mm 
x 380mm

Paper Size: 

268mm 
x 380mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Bridesmaid - Antique Print from 1855

Genuine antique
dated:

1855

Description:

By far the best colour printer of the c.19th and famous for his patented process for printing in oil colours from several blocks in both wood and copper.

The Bridesmaid by Baxters is print number 260 in Courtney Lewis’s standard reference work. The print is signed within the plate, between the door knob and the dress but as Lewis states;
the background is usually so dark it is difficult to read the signature” (we can certainly attest to that). Published May 19th, 1855. It depicts a lady in curls and Victorian figured costume facing to the left, holding in her right hand a small bouquet. It has been suggested that it represents a member of Lord Londesborough’s family. It was taken from a painting by Brooks and was printed from a master plate and nine zinc blocks.  This is one of the famous large prints of “ladies” by Baxter.

References; Lewis, C, George Baxter The Picture Printer, London 1924, #260

George Baxter (1804 - 1867)

Baxter was a famous colour printmaker who engraved a wide variety of subjects mainly after his own designs. He developed and patented his own process of printing in oil colours from several blocks in both wood and copper.

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