Urn Vase & Flower Bouquet - Original early 19th-century overpainted lithograph


An original early 19th-century overpainted lithograph, Urn Vase & Flower Bouquet.

A delicately hand-coloured lithograph print of a painted urn vase filled with a colourful array of flowers. Finely cut out around the image and laid down on backing paper.

Unsigned. Trimmed to the image.
Very minor foxing and some light age toning as shown. Otherwise, in very good condition.
20.8cm x 13.7cm.

This is one of a group of Victorian overpainted prints that we have for sale. The art of hand-colouring prints is a little-studied but distinct discipline, requiring skill and flair to be done successfully. Typically executed in watercolour or gouache, hand-colouring increases the impact of a black-and-white image, and can transform a print into something unique and personal. The painting of these prints is more extensive, detailed and vibrant than typical hand-colouring, meaning that, whilst originating as mezzotints or lithographs, many of these pictures appear almost as paintings in their own right.

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Product code: JH-857

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