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Portrait of Senefelder

A work made of lithograph on paper, printed from two stones.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lithograph on paper, printed from two stones.




Lorenzo Quaglio
German, 1793-1869

About this artwork

Aloys Senefelder is credited with the invention of lithography in the last years of the 18th century. Based on the natural aversion of grease and water, it was devised as an inexpensive means of reproducing musical scores.


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Prints and Drawings


Lorenzo Quaglio, II


Portrait of Senefelder


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1818


Lithograph on paper, printed from two stones


Image: 28.4 × 22.8 cm (11 3/16 × 9 in.); Sheet: 52 × 36.6 cm (20 1/2 × 14 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Katharine Kuh, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Eisendrath, Arthur Meeker, D.T. Bergen, Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Cunningham and the Print and Drawing Club

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