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A Typographical Composition, from “Receuil Papyrographique”

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A Typographical Composition, from “Receuil Papyrographique”

19th century

Alois Senefelder, German, (1771–1834)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Pen lithograph
Series: from Lithographic Collection (Recueil papyrographique: Premiers essais de l’impression chimique sur cartons lithographiques contenant quatre planches dans les differents genres usités)
Edition: Although 500 copies of the publication were printed (see cover), few complete sets in this state of preservation survive. Published chez Senefelder & rue Servantoni, No. 13, Paris, 1820.
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Albert Maroni (Lugt 150b). Unidentified collector’s mark (not listed in Lugt).
Bibliography: Carl Wagner, Alois Senefelder. Sein Leben und Wirken (Liepzig, 1914), pp. 154–155 (figure 52 is a reproduction of the explanatory plate).
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1964
Accession Number: 1964.29.1.2

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  • early lithography
  • lithography - Planographic printing process in which a design is deposited on the stone or plate with a greasy substance and the surface is chemically treated to accept ink only in the greasy areas. [August 1996 alternate term added. March 1995 related term added. January 1993 related terms added. October 1991 scope note changed; descriptor moved.]
  • printmaking - Use for the activity of producing prints as works of art; for the specific processes employed, use such terms as "intaglio printing" or "mezzotint." For the production of other types of printed material, use "printing." [April 1993 related terms added. October 1991 scope note changed; descriptor moved.]
  • printmaking techniques

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