'ELY CATHEDRAL' by J. M. Kronheim & co. c.1867
An interesting 19th century colour print -- based on the 'Baxter Process' -- which was produced by Kronheim & co. for The Sunday at Home (London: The Religious Tract Society, 1867).
The 'Baxter Process', developed by George Baxter (1804-1867), is regarded as the first commercially viable form of colour printing. The technique combined intaglio (engraving, etching, stipple or aquatint) and relief printing (wood block); the former being used for the key plate and the latter for the different colours. The process was licensed to other printers, most notably a former apprentice, Joseph Kronheim (1810-1896), who improved the technique by favourng zinc over the much slower drying wooden blocks.
- This is an original Victorian colour print based on the 'Baxter Process'.
- Printed area is approximately 22.2cms by 16.4cms (including title).
- The item is in very good condition with decent borders. There are a few border tears not affecting the printed area. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 145 years old.