George Baxter

 

(1804-1867)

 

 
Baxter's process for producing colour prints combined relief and intaglio printing. A 'key' plate was prepared, usually made of steel and using any combination of engraving, stipple, etching and aquatint. The key plate provided the main lines of the image and much of the tone, light and shade. Following printing of the key plate, relief blocks were prepared, usually from wood but also from zinc or copper, using impressions of the key plate to create the blocks. Usually one block was prepared for each colour, although sometimes two or more colours or tints were included on the same block, requiring hand inking of each individual area. Each colour was applied and allowed to dry before adding the next colour. Baxter achieved his precise registration by fixing the print over a number of spikes, over which the blocks would also fit.

 

Medium: Chromolithography

 

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Victoria, Queen of Great Britan
Victoria, Queen of Great Britan

$175 Image Size: 4 ¼" x 3" Page Size: 8" x 6 ½" Embossed seal on lower margin. Signed Baxter Society stamp on back

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Tintern Abbey
Tintern Abbey

$175 Image Size: 2 ¼" x 3 5/8" Page Size: 5" x 6 ¾" Stamped seal on lower left margin.

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The Landing of Columbus
The Landing of Columbus

$95 Image Size: 5 ½" x 4 1/8" Page Size: 8 3/8" x 5"

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The International Exhibition (1862)
The International Exhibition (1862)

$250 Image Size: 4" x 5 ¾" Page Size: 5 ½" x 7 ½"

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Stolen Pleasures
Stolen Pleasures

$375 Image Size: 6" x 4 ¼" Page Size: 11" x 8 ½" Embossed seal on lower margin. Signed Baxter Society stamp on back

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So Tired
So Tired

$275 Image Size: 6" x 4" Page Size: 11" x 8½" Embossed seal on lower margin. Signed Baxter Society stamp on back

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Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

$175 Image Size: 3 ¾" x 2 ¾"

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Nuremberg
Nuremberg

$95 Image Size: 3 ¼" x 2 ¼"

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News from Australia
News from Australia

$350 Image Size: 4 ¼" x 6" Page Size: 6 ¾" x 8 ¼" Embossed seal on lower margin.

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Lake Garda
Lake Garda

$95 Image Size: 2 ¼" x 3 ½" Page Size: 2 ¾" x 3 ¾"

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King of the French Leaving EU
King of the French Leaving EU

$95 Image Size: 2 7/8" x 2 ¼" Page Size: 4 1/8" x 2 ¾"

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Italy (Le Blond-Baxter)
Italy (Le Blond-Baxter)

$350 Image Size: 8 ¼" x 6" Page Size: 9 ½" x 6 ¾"

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Her Majesty at Osborne
Her Majesty at Osborne

$275 Image Size: 4" x 3 5/8 " Page Size: 4 ¼" x 3 ¾"

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H. R. H. The Prince of Wales
H. R. H. The Prince of Wales

$275 Image Size: 4 ¼" x 3" Page Size: 8 ½" x 6 ½" Embossed seal on lower margin. Signed Baxter Society stamp on back

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H. R. H. Prince of Wales ay 8 years
H. R. H. Prince of Wales ay 8 years

$275 Image Size: 3 ¼" x 2 ¼" Page Size: 8 ¼" x 6 ½" Embossed seal on lower margin. Signed Baxter Society stamp on back

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Copper, Your Honour
Copper, Your Honour

$275 Image Size: 6" x 4 ¼" Page Size: 11" x 8½" Embossed seal on lower margin. Signed Baxter Society stamp on back

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Come, Pretty Robin
Come, Pretty Robin

$275 Image Size: 5 ¾" x 4 ¼" Page Size: 11" x 8 ½" Embossed seal on lower margin. Signed Baxter Society stamp on back

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Australia - News from home
Australia - News from home

$350 Image Size: 4 3/8" x 5 7/8" Page Size: 7 ¼" x 9 7/8" Embossed seal on lower margin.

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In the Garden
In the Garden

$325 Image Size: 8" x 6 ½" Page Size: 10" x 8 ¼"

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