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Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, India, etc.

A work made of steel engraving colored with wood-blocks in oil-based inks on paper.
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  • A work made of steel engraving colored with wood-blocks in oil-based inks on paper.

Date:

c. 1859

Artist:

George Baxter
English, 1804-1867

About this artwork

George Baxter invented an innovative color printing technique to mass-produce commercial images that resembled oil paintings, earning him the epithet “The Picture Printer.” His Baxter Process integrated several traditional printing techniques, combining an intaglio “key” plate that printed the main features of the design with numerous relief color woodblocks. Baxter’s subjects varied from still-life imagery and genre scenes to images depicting important contemporary events. Here Queen Victoria is seated in state with the Crown of India on a cushion beside her. This print required 12 different color blocks and was released just after India was added to the British Empire.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

George Baxter

Title

Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, India, etc.

Date

1854–1864

Medium

Steel engraving colored with wood-blocks in oil-based inks on paper

Dimensions

397 × 286 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Henry M. Huxley

Reference Number

1946.959

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