Guild procesion of lithographers in Strasbourg, France, 28th June, 1840.

Simon, E and Strosby

Guild procesion of lithographers in Strasbourg, France, 28th June, 1840.
2 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 14cm

Description

'Cortege Industriel de Strasbourg', ('Strasbourg Industrial Procesion'). Guild procesion of lithographers with French flags. Lithography, discovered in 1796 by Alois Senefelder (1771-1834), whose bust is carried by the workers. The technique relies on the repulsion of oil and water to print from a flat surface, originally Bavarian limestone. A greasy crayon is used to sketch on the stone, which is then sponged with gum solution. The gum is repelled by the grease, making the undrawn areas ink-repellent. The stone is placed on the pres, inked, paper laid on it, and the wheel turned to draw it under a bar which preses down to make the print.

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