The Pictorial Album; Or, Cabinet of Paintings, for the Year 1837.
Chapman & Hall, Strand,
George Baxter (1804–1867) was a prolific London-based printer and artist who patented a new color printing process that combined intaglio and relief techniques. In his preface to The Pictorial Album (1837), the first book to feature examples of his new process, Baxter explains the multiple steps involved in producing the prints: “The first faint impression, forming a ground, is from a steel-plate; and above this ground, which is usually a neutral tint, the positive colors are impressed from as many woodblocks as there are distinct tints in the picture.”
From the collection of Rare Book School