LEWIS, C. T. Courtney
The Picture Printer of the Nineteenth Century, George Baxter 1804-1867
London: Sampson Low, Marston & company, 1911. Quarto. xxvi, 363 pp., 21 color and 47 black and white illustrations.
Pictorial green cloth.
A catalogue raisonne of printmaker George Baxter's work.
George Baxter (1804-1867) was an English printmaker, who patented the first commercially viable alternative to hand-coloured prints, using oil-based inks, creating the first inexpensive option for the public to acquire color prints. He first focused on book illustrations, eventually moving on to plates and large prints before those were eventually phased out by the success of photography and chromolithography.