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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.

Date:

1818

Artist:

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Lorenzo Quaglio, II

Title

Portrait of Senefelder

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1818

Medium

Lithograph on paper, printed from two stones

Dimensions

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

Reference Number

1966.360

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