[Landscape with old trees by water.]
Pen lithograph, very rare; sheet 305 x 220mm (12 x 8¾"). Fine impression; very slight hole. Trimmed.
Early lithograph by Henry Richard Greville, Lord Brooke, 3rd Earl of Warwick (1779–1853) and included in the first portfolio of artists' lithographs, 'Specimens of Polyauthography'. 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: 36938] £260.00