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An early color Lithograph prepared using a separate plates for each color. First developed in the early 1800s, chromolithography was used commercially as a color reproduction technique until the end of the 19th century.
Synonyms and Related Terms
chromolithography; chromo-lithography; chromo; oleograph; color lithograph; chromolithografie (Ned.); chromolithographie (Fr., Deut.); Farblithografie (Deut.); Farbensteindruck (Deut.); cromolitografia (It., Esp.), färglitografi (Sven.)
Resources and Citations
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "oleograph." - "pioneered in the 1830s" Accessed 3 Feb. 2005 .
- Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, Atelier, New Brunswick, 1997 Comment: "Senefelder seems to have been the first, published color print in 1817....another source mentions Michele de Serres as the inventor in 1814"
- The Bullfinch Guide to Art History, Shearer West (ed.), Bullfinch Press, Boston, 1996
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromolithograph - "first commercialized in 1830s by Godefrey Engleman of France"
- B. Gascoigne, How to Identify Prints, Thames & Hudson, London, 2004
- Multilingual Glossary for Art Librarians at http://www.ifla.org/VII/s30/pub/mgl.htm