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Forty Lithographic Impressions from Drawings, Selected from His Studies of Rustic Figures after Nature

1813
19th century

Thomas Barker (aka Barker of Bath), British (English), (1769–1847)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Lithograph
Series: from Forty Lithographic Impressions from Drawings, Selected from His Studies of Rustic Figures after Nature
Edition: Set of 40 bound lithographs published by subscription at Bath, December 1813
Bibliography: See Man on early lithography, in Zigrosser ed.; E.P. Godschmidt & Co. Ltd., London, October 1965: cat. no. 133: “An early and important album of lithographs by Barker, who was included among those who contributed to ‘Specimens of Polyautography. London, 1803’ the first lithographic work published in England. These forty prints were drawn on stone with pen in the manner of ‘free etchings.’ During lithography’s early development and until its potentials were more fully understood the use of pen and ink directly on the stone or on transfer paper was the most popular technique. The list of subscribers contains 114 names and Barker states that ‘no more that two hundred copies shall be printed.’”
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1961
Accession Number: 1961.16.1

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  • early lithography
  • figure studies
  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • 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
  • studies (visual works) - Use for works in any medium of the visual arts that explore a subject or are preliminary to a separate, more finalized work; more finished than sketches. For representations or diagrams that clarify, usually accompanying a text, use "illustrations." [April 1993 scope note changed. May 1991 scope note changed; descriptor changed, was "studies"; alternate term changed, was 'study'. April 1991 descriptor moved.]

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