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George Baxter - 1853 Baxter Method Print, The Day Before Marriage



An original 1854 Baxter Method Print, by the artist George Baxter, depicting a young lady before her wedding, holding correspondence and sitting beneath a tree. Printed on wove laid down on backing card. Inscribed in the plate 'London. Published by the Proprietor George Baxter, Patentee. 11 & 12 Northampton Square. July 30, 1853'. Signed in the plate.


In fine condition overall. There is a white spot stain on the shoulder of the figure, as shown. There is some age toning and discolouration to the backing card.


36.8 x 26.1cm (14.5" x 10.3")
Sheet: 53.8 x 41cm (21.2" x 16.1")

Artist Biography

George Baxter (1804-1867) was an English artist and printer based in London. He is credited with the invention of commercially viable colour printing. Baxter's process for producing colour prints combined relief and intaglio printing methods. A 'key' plate was prepared, usually made of steel and using any combination of engraving, stipple, etching and aquatint. Baxter also appears to have used mezzotint and lithography to create his key plate on occasion. The key plate provided the main lines of the image and much of the tone, light and shade.

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Code pk851
Artist George Baxter
Date 1853
Dimensions 36.8 x 26.1cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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