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Prang's Animals - c1870 - "COMMON BROWN BEAR" - Chromolithograph
PRINT OF ANIMALS
This 146 year old CHROMOLITHOGRAPH print from the book "ANIMATED CREATIONS" by J. Wood. It was published by Selmar Hess 1870. The chromos are by Prang.
Chromolithography is a method for making multi-color prints. This type of color printing stemmed from the process of lithography, and it includes all types of lithography that are printed in color. Chromolithography became the most successful of several methods of color printing developed by the 19th century. The initial technique involved the use of multiple lithographic stones, one for each color, and was still extremely expensive when done for the best quality results. Depending on the number of colors present, a chromolithograph could take months to produce, by very skilled workers. To make an expensive reproduction print as what was once referred to as a “’chromo’”, a lithographer, with a finished painting in front of him, gradually created and corrected the many stones using proofs to look as much as possible like the painting in front of him, sometimes using dozens of layers.This print is in very good condition. The size of the image is about 7 " x 5 " on a page that is about 10 " x 6 ".
The engraving offered is entitled:
"COMMON BROWN BEAR"
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