Lithograph
Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789—1850).
The Art of Drawing on Stone.
London: Published by C. Hullmandel &
R. Ackermann, [1824]
Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library

 
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Charles Joseph Hullmandel was a leading figure in British lithography from about 1822 until his death in 1850. Established around 1820, his was one of the few lithographic presses to stay in business for more than ten years. Hullmandel systematized crayon drawing on stone and wrote about it in this work. By 1822 it had become clear to him and to others that crayon lithography could be used to produce large editions of books and prints. He made lithography a reliable and quicker process that attracted both printers and artists.


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