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The Genius of the Invention of Lithography

1819
Nicholas Henri Jacob (French, 1782–1871)


Dimensions

19.2 x 16.5 cm (7 9/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1995.589

Medium or Technique

Lithograph: crayon, brush, and scraping

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This allegorical plate for Senefelder’s manual shows a lithograph being pulled from a carefully labelled “Bavarian stone”. The sheet lists the names of various artists who were among the first to use the medium. The inking roller rests on its slab in the foreground.

Provenance

Accession numbers assigned by V/C September 20, 1995. The Calabi Collection of Early Lithographs made before 1840.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard