Print (Baxter Process Colour Print) of 'The Newtonian System', Printed by George Baxter, Drawn by Isaac Frost, Engraved by W.P Clubb, London, 1846
|Inventory Number:|| 37873|
|Object Type:|| print|
George Baxter (Printer)|
Isaac Frost (Artist)
|Place Created:||Northampton Square London England United Kingdom Europe
|Subject Classification(s):||Prints Collection|
|Brief Description:||One of six Baxter prints, made using his special colour-printing technique. From Isaac Frost, Two systems of astronomy: first, the Newtonian system, second, the system in accordance with the holy Scriptures (London, 1846), plate 3.|
Baxter's was the first commercially successful method of colour printing. The process, patented in 1835, was complicated, and involved a basic image made using combinations of established intaglio techniques (engraving, stipple engraving, aquatint, etc.) and multiple applications of colour from relief blocks (woodblocks), with hand finishing.
|Primary Inscriptions:||Plate 3.
Engraved by W.P. Clubb & Son.
The Newtonian System. Printed in Oil Colors by G. Baxter Patentee, 11 Northampton Square.|
|Provenance:||Presented by Frank Manasek in 2000.|