Original Edwardian Chromolithograph - Canna Koenigin Charlotte - floral print - over 100 years old - Antique.

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This is a lovely original Edwardian chromolithograph - This is not a reproduction. C 1905

Antique flower print.

CANNA KOENIGIN CHARLOTTE (Queen Charlotte) by Robert Thompson c.1905

A very attractive Edwardian botanical print that appeared in Robert Thompson's Gardener's Assistant in 1905.

This particular flower takes its name from Queen Charlotte (1744-1828), consort to George III, who was an enthusiastic gardener. Described as a "Patroness of Botany" by her contemporaries, she played an important role in the popularising of gardening in Britain.

This is an original chromolithograph

This is dated as Edwardian

This print needs framing and mounting. This is in its raw condition and has been taken from a book with a broken spine and as such has not been trimmed. Please mount in good quality acid free board.

This Original Victorian print is truely stunning. The colours are bright and vibrant.

All prints guarenteed to be over 100 years old.

Overall condtion of this print is excellent. Please note that all items I sell are pre-loved and as such have some signs of wear.

Please see below details of Chromolithography.

These plates are originally from a Victorian botanical book. from the late 1800s and early 1900s -This is an original plate from a book.

size 7" by 10 " - This includes the title and border - aproximate measurements.

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. When chromolithography is used to reproduce photographs, the term photochrom is frequently used. Lithographers sought to find a way to print on flat surfaces with the use of chemicals instead of relief or intaglio printing.

Chromolithography became the most successful of several methods of colour printing developed by the 19th century; other methods were developed by printers such as Jacob Christoph Le Blon, George Baxter and Edmund Evans, and mostly relied on using several woodblocks with the colors. Hand-coloring also remained important; elements of the official British Ordnance Survey maps were coloured by hand by boys until 1875. 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. However much cheaper prints could be produced by simplifying both the number of colors used, and the refinement of the detail in the image. Cheaper images, like advertisements, relied heavily on an initial black print (not always a lithograph), on which colors were then overprinted. 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.

The process of chromolithography is chemical, because an image is applied to a stone or zinc plate with a grease-based crayon (Limestone and zinc are two commonly-used materials in the production of chromolithographs.) After the image is drawn onto stone, the stone is gummed with gum arabic solution and weak nitric acid, and then inked with oil-based paints and passed through a printing press along with a sheet of paper to transfer the image to the paper. Colors may be added to the print by drawing the area to receive the color on a different stone, and printing the new color onto the paper. Each color in the image must be separately drawn onto a new stone or plate and applied to the paper one at a time. It was not unusual for twenty to twenty-five stones to be used on a single image. Each sheet of paper will therefore pass through the printing press as many times as there are colors in the final print. In order that each color is placed in the right position in each print, each stone or plate must be precisely ‘registered,’ or lined up, on the paper using a system of register marks.

Shipping includes postage (including Airmail), packaging and handling.

Postage for additional prints is free assuming they will fit within the same tube - If you are interested in multiply items, please talk to me about reduced postage and discounts.

Trade enquiries welcome.

All prints are sent rolled in a clean fit for purpose cardboard tube.

I have various chromo prints - please contact me if there is anything that you are after. I have lots of fruits, flowers and a few vegetables.

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