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Hand Coloured 'Seashells One' Lithograph. Goldsmith 1875

REF: LA331327
This wonderfully intricate, skillfully painted and rare hand coloured plate was prepared for 'The History of the Earth and Animated Nature' by Oliver Goldsmith. Hand Produced in c1875. Its intricacy and the intensity of its hand painted and hand graduated colours are simply astonishing, it is a real and genuine work of art. A lithograph as extraordinary as this demands to be framed and mounted to an extraordinary standard and so it is presented in a bespoke, handmade and hand-finished ultra-premium wooden frame set. The outer frame, which is finished with renaissance gold and hand hammered black 'ebonised' panel , sits on a a very fine linen wrapped frame which itself sits on a confidently proportioned mount decorated and a delicate gold fillet to achieve a sophisticated contrast framing for the works. The glass is museum quality with low reflection, amazing colour intensity and high U.V. absorption to protect the work. The quality materials and expert techniques used will ensure your artwork is protected for the next 100 years to come. The lithograph is 26cm wide by 16cm tall. The framed lithograph is approximately 53cm wide by 42cm tall. About 'A History of the Earth and Animated Nature': 'A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature (including Curious Notes of Discoveries in Natural History)' is a work of natural history by Oliver Goldsmith. First published in 1774 attempted to bring together a history of the earth with a description of its geographical features and many of its species (often stylistically drawn with the illustrator drawing fantastic beasts from narratives and drawings). About Hand coloured and Embellished Lithographs: The invention of lithography at the turn of the 19th century opened a new world for illustrators. It brought many advantages to the artist — ease of use, softness of line, and a new freedom to effect bold designs with a wide range of light and dark tones. Most of the fine nature books of the 19th century were prepared in folio format with hand-colored lithographic plates. The lithographic process is one of flat surface printing from a design drawn on stone. It is based on the principle of the resistance of grease to water. There are no raised or cut portions, as there are in engraving and etching. The image is drawn with greasy ink or chalk on a smooth stone, and the rest of the stone is treated with gum arabic and nitric acid. The gum retains the lines of the greasy design, which repels the water used in printing. Special paper and ink, as well as a special press, are needed to produce the prints. First used for animal illustrations in 1820, lithography was widely adopted by the best artists of the century. The technique was popular because the artist could draw his own illustration directly on the lithographic stone. Prints could be made from the drawing with no intermediary such as an engraver. Accurately reproduced and then colored by hand, the resulting illustrations gave the impression of original watercolor paintings. With lithography, the development of animal illustration reached its height. Even today, with all of the excellent methods of color reproduction available, the beauty of hand-coloring is rarely surpassed. About Oliver Goldsmith. Goldsmith's birth date and year are not known with certainty, he told a biographer that he was born on 10 November 1728. He was born either in the townland of Pallas, near Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland or at the residence of his maternal grandparents. In 1744, Goldsmith went up to Trinity College, Dublin. Neglecting his studies in theology and law, he fell to the bottom of his class. In 1747, along with four other undergraduates, he was expelled for a riot in which they attempted to storm the Marshalsea Prison. He was graduated in 1749 as a Bachelor of Arts.


53 cm
42 cm
5 cm


Greystones Fine Interiors has clarified that the Hand Coloured 'Seashells One' Lithograph. Goldsmith 1875 (LA331327) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1875


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