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Finding Aid for the George Baxter Color Prints and Books, 1804-1867
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Description
George Baxter (1804-1867) was a printer and wood engraver. He invented a process of printing pictures in natural colors by using an aquatint key plate, and superimposing colors with wood and metal blocks. The collection consists of approximately 100 color prints and 100 books containing color-print illustrations by Baxter and his firm. Includes books about Baxter and color printing.
Background
Baxter was born in Lewes, Sussex, England on July 31, 1804; his father was a printer, wood engraver, and publisher; studied at High School at St. Ann's, Lewes, under Mark Anthony Lower, the antiquarian; entered father's business, and in 1925 became a pupil of a Mr. Williams, a London wood engraver; began own business as wood engraver and printer, 1827; invented process of printing pictures in natural colors by using an aquatint key plate, superimposing colors with wood and metal blocks, and obtained a patent in 1836; worked at various addresses in London making variety of colored prints and book illustrations; went bankrupt, 1860; died insolvent on January 11, 1867 in Sydenham, England.
Extent
9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.