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Traité de Lithographie Artistique

Publisher:
Written, lithographed and published in Paris by Edouard Duchâtel (French, active 1893)
Author:
Preface by Léonce Bénédite (French, 1856–1925)
Printer:
Color printing by Charles Lorilleux et Cie. (French, Paris)
Printer:
Lemercier & Cie. (French, Paris)
Artist:
Félix-Hilaire Buhot (French, Valognes 1847–1898 Paris)
Artist:
Henri Fantin-Latour (French, Grenoble 1836–1904 Buré)
Artist:
Henri Patrice Dillon (French, 1851–1909)
Artist:
E. Bertrand (French, active 1893)
Artist:
Charles Marie Dulac (French, Paris 1865–1898 Paris)
Artist:
H. Fauchon (French, active 1893)
Artist:
Camille Lefèvre (French, Issy-sur-Seine 1853–1933 Paris)
Artist:
Alexandre Lunois (French, 1863–1916)
Artist:
Paul Maurou (French, Avignon 1848–1931 Paris)
Artist:
Louis-Eugène Pirodon (French, Grenoble 1824–after 1908)
Artist:
Hermann Vogel (German, Flensburg 1856–1918 Paris (active France))
Published in:
Paris
Date:
1893
Medium:
Lithography
Dimensions:
12 13/16 x 10 1/16 x 9/16 in. (32.5 x 25.5 x 1.5 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.530.3
Not on view
Lithography was invented in the 1790s by Alois Senefelder in Germany but, over the next century, became the domain of commercial and scientific printers. This French treatise of 1893 encouraged artists to return to the medium and the author, Edouard Duchâtel, listed eleven artist-contributors on the cover. Léonce Bénédicte, director of the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris, wrote the introduction, and the illustrated text describes how to work directly on the stone and use various transfer papers. Two years later, a major Paris exhibition of 1895, mounted to celebrate the centennial of the technique’s invention, devoted a major section to prints by contemporary artists.
Signature: signed in the stone, and dedicated to Duchâtel by the contributing artists
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selection from the Permanent Collection," September 28, 2015–January 7, 2016.

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