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Delpech's Print Shop

A work made of lithograph in black on off-white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1818

Artist:

Carle Vernet (French, 1758–1836)
printed by François Seraphin Delpech (French, 1778-1825)

About this artwork

The invention of lithography at the end of the 18th century had an immediate and profound impact on the Parisian print market. In just 20 years, 18 lithographic workshops opened in Paris alone. In addition to their press operation, many master printers provided artists with a stone delivery service and a place to sell their prints. Delpech’s Print Shop depicts the earliest years of this burgeoning market. Carle Vernet’s image of likely customers for an album lithographique is also a testament to the affordability of prints, as he depicted patrons from various classes who are identifiable by their different styles of clothing and headdress.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Carle Vernet

Title

Delpech's Print Shop

Origin

France

Date

1818

Medium

Lithograph in black on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

170 × 244 mm (image); 242 × 337 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

2010.521

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