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The art or process of printing color pictures from a series of stone or zinc plates by lithography.

chro′mo·li·thog′ra·pher n.
chro′mo·lith′o·graph′ic (-lĭth′ə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the process of making coloured prints by lithography
ˌchromoliˈthographer n
chromolithographic adj
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(ˌkroʊ moʊ lɪˈθɒg rə fi)

the process of lithographing in colors from a series of plates or stones.
chro`mo•li•thog′ra•pher, n.
chro`mo•lith`o•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) adj.
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a printing process by which colored lithographs are produced by a series of stone or zinc plates, each of which carries different portions of the picture to be printed, inked in different colors.
See also: Printing
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Noun1.chromolithography - single- or multi-color lithography
lithography - a method of planographic printing from a metal or stone surface
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made by cut and printed on the perfect two images, one card, and the use printing paper to on the reverse to superimposed over that on the printers were masters of chromolithography, notably Hagelberg, active in Berlin who also had from 1885 and 1889, such was the business.
German printers were masters of early chromolithography, notably Wolff Hagelberg, active in Berlin from 1870-1890, who also had shops in London from 1885 and New York from 1889, such was the size of his business.
In order to study how the imagery on the slides was printed so "any boy could practice it," Weeden devised a small chromolithography printing outfit.
In addition to color plates of the art, it contains seven essays on the gardens of artist Anna Lea Merritt and her fellow artist-gardeners, the American garden movement as a response to the Industrial Revolution and the English Arts and Crafts movement, the collaboration of Celia Laighton Thaxter and Childe Hassam on In the Garden (Celia Thaxter in Her Garden), nativism in impressionist gardens, chromolithography, depictions of urban parks, and female landscape architects.
He would oversee the printing process as closely as possible--reproduction by chromolithography meant each colour had to be matched by eye.
"Created using chromolithography, a printing process which layers one color over another, it stunningly recreates the deep coloring and reflections of the objects," explains Regina.
[8] Printed chromolithography sheets, containing images popular in the nineteenth-century, including romantic images of cupids, flowers, beatific images of children, and images of famous people such as George Washington, or Queen Victoria, could be cut and pasted into albums (Hart et.
In the fin de siecle, however, with advances in chromolithography and the coincidental rise of the Volkerschau, German exoticism was visually refashioned.
Chromolithography is the term used for commercial colour lithography, where an image is printed using stones or zinc, a different stone being required for each colour.
Both cards were made by the Berlin printer Wolff Hagelsberg, who was active from 1870-1890s- the Germans were masters of chromolithography. He also had a London representative and later shops in London from 1885 and New York from 1889, such was the size of his business.
Chromolithography and 'Popular' Politics in India, 1878-1995." Critical Inquiry 23.4 (1997): 834-67.