The Genius of the Invention of Lithography
Nicholas Henri Jacob (French, 1782–1871)
19.2 x 16.5 cm (7 9/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Lithograph: crayon, brush, and scraping
Not On View
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.
Accession numbers assigned by V/C September 20, 1995. The Calabi Collection of Early Lithographs made before 1840.
Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard