Specimens of Polyautography: Landscape with an Oak Tree

Specimens of Polyautography: Landscape with an Oak Tree

1803

Thomas Hearne

(British, 1744-1817)

Lithograph

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1940.1124

Catalogue raisonné: Man 86

Description

The first portfolio of artists’ lithographs was published in 1803, just five years after Alois Senefelder invented the medium in Munich in 1798. Entitled Specimens of Polyautography, the publication included twelve lithographs by British, French, German, and Swiss artists. Figures contemplating the landscape and atmospheric tree studies were dominant subjects among these early pen lithographs.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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