[Apollo as a winged warrior.]
Pen lithograph, rare & trimmed; sheet 320 x 235mm (12½ x 9¼"). Vertical crease; nicks to edges.
Early lithograph by Charles Heath (1785-1830), landscape and figure engraver. A precocious talent and part of a family of printmakers, Heath was early to experiment with new techniques. He exhibited lithographs such as this at Somerset House from 1802 to 1806, and this print was included in the 1806 edition of the first portfolio of artists' lithographs, 'Specimens of Polyauthography' (first edition published by Philipp André in 1803). The new medium allowed artists to draw directly onto a prepared stone, allowing artists to make prints which arguably resembled drawings more than any earlier printmaking technique. Unlike many printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 36934] £260.00