Invented at the end of the eighteenth century, a lithograph is a print produced by a method of surface printing. A design is drawn or painted on to a flat surface with a greasy ink or chalk and then water is washed over it. Oil-based printing ink is rolled on to the stone; it sticks only to the greasy parts, being repelled from the water-covered areas. Reverse prints are then taken on paper in a lithographic press. Popular for posters because it allows multiple production.
The United Irish Patriots of 1798
published by Selig Lipschitz
probably late 19th century
by Richard James Lane, after Edwin Landseer
Queen Nzinga Mbande (Anna de Sousa Nzinga)
by Achille Devéria, printed by François Le Villain, published by Edward Bull, published by Edward Churton, after Unknown artist
Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope
by Robert Jacob Hamerton, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Richard Bentley
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux ('The Celebrated Vaux Hall Performer on the Tight Rope')
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
published 16 September 1834
'Izaak Walton - the old English angler'
by and published by Dean & Co
published circa 1849-1855
Thomas Potter Cooke as Dick Fid in 'The Red Rover'
by Unknown artist
early 19th century
Sir John Lavery
by Powys Evans
by Jacob Kramer
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