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George Baxter (1804-1867)

Artist associated with 15 portraits
George Baxter was an engraver and printer who invented a process of colour printing that made reproductions of paintings available on a mass scale. He supplied colour illustrations to the publisher George Mudie and produced prints for the London Missionary Society. Baxter's process incorporated the aquatint method and involved superimposing the colours using wooden blocks. Baxter used carefully etched plates, a hand press, and the finest colours, oils and paper. He mixed the colours himself but left no record of their composition. The process quickly gained popularity and was widely useful in producing replications of paintings.

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6312

Robert Moffat

by George Baxter
watercolour, circa 1842
NPG 6312

4956

John Williams

by George Baxter
baxtertype print, 1843
NPG 4956

4957

William Knibb

by George Baxter
baxtertype print, 1847
NPG 4957

D9078

Robert Moffat

by George Baxter
Baxter print, published 1843
NPG D9078

D7807

Robert Moffat

by George Baxter
Baxter print, published 1843
NPG D7807

D21490

Horatio Nelson

by George Baxter, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
Baxter print, published 1853
NPG D21490

D21491

Horatio Nelson

by George Baxter, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
Baxter print, published 1853
NPG D21491

D3850

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by George Baxter, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Baxter print, 1853
NPG D3850

D3851

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by George Baxter, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Baxter print, 1853
NPG D3851

D7599

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Baxter
Baxter print, published 1853
NPG D7599

D7600

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Baxter
Baxter print, published 1853
NPG D7600

D7601

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Baxter
Baxter print, published 1853
NPG D7601

D4432

Robert Moffat

by George Baxter
Baxter print, published 1843
NPG D4432

D37704

Napoleon Bonaparte

by George Baxter
Baxter print, published circa 1853
NPG D37704