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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.


(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the process of making coloured prints by lithography
ˌchromoliˈthographer n
chromolithographic adj


(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.


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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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.
Chromolithography and 'Popular' Politics in India, 1878-1995.
Thomas Hart Benton, Louis Corvinth, and other artists were doing lithographic prints in the 1930s, but the stigma of chromolithography attached to the popular artwork of Currier and Ives and others, kept the hierarchy intact.
En su articulo "Marquillas cigarreras cubanas: Nation and Desire in the Nineteenth Century" Fraunhar senala que las marquillas son un estudio visual de la nacion: "Illustrated cigar packaging brought together the quintessentially Cuban natural resource, tabacco, and the state-of-the-art print technology chromolithography, in a commodity that symbolically and materially represented the nation coming into being" (459).
These might include an introduction to the lithographic process itself; evaluating the Kelloggs' accomplishments against the productions of other lithographers of the period; and explaining why the Kelloggs did not employ chromolithography as this technology became available.