Transfer lithograph

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Transfer lithograph
MFA# 1984.141


Transfer lithograph
MFA# 58.339
Detail of transfer lithograph
MFA# 58.339

A lithograph prepared from a drawing made on Paper rather than Stone. The drawing is placed face down on the lithographic stone and transferred. The lithograph is made in the usual way, although the final image is not reversed from the original drawing. Transfer lithographic methods were popular in the late 19th century, but the technique was described by Senefelder as early as 1819.

Synonyms and Related Terms

transfer lithography

Resources and Citations

  • Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, Atelier, New Brunswick, 1997
  • The Bullfinch Guide to Art History, Shearer West (ed.), Bullfinch Press, Boston, 1996
  • B. Gascoigne, How to Identify Prints, Thames & Hudson, London, 2004