George Baxter(1804-1867), Artist
Artist associated with 18 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.
'Osborne House' (Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; King Edward VII; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia; Queen Victoria; Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse)
possibly by George Baxter, after Unknown artist
Baxter print, late 1840s
Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs
Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.
Regency familiar faces
Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.
Who do you think you were?
Answer a few lifestyle questions about the Elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!