Funeral of Duke of Wellington Baxter Print, 1852

$285.00 AUD

Original Baxter Print, depicting the Funeral of the Duke of Wellington, showing the funeral procession with hearse & ranks of troops before St Peter’s, London.

Embossed inscription:

G. BAXTER / PATENTEE

Gt BRITAIN / FRANCE / BELGIUM / GERMANY etc.

FUNERAL OF THE LATE / DUKE OF WELLINGTON

Printed 1852

Fair condition with some small marks to the sky.
Recently framed.

frame 22.5x30cm, visible 18×10.5cm

 

George Baxter was the inventor & patented of this bright colour printing technique, the first of its kind. Previously, such colourful detailed scenes would have to be original watercolours, or an engraving printed in black and then coloured in. His technique, which involved a different lithographic block for each colour combined on top of each other, allowed mass-production of a high-quality detailed image – perfect for such notable events as the elaborate funeral put on for the ‘Iron Duke’.

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