Baxter, George, 1804-1867

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Dates:
Birth 1804
Death 1867
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Baxter was born in Lewes, Sussex, England on July 31, 1804; his father was a printer, wood engraver, and publisher; studied at High School at St. Ann's, Lewes, under Mark Anthony Lower, the antiquarian; entered father's business, and in 1925 became a pupil of a Mr. Williams, a London wood engraver; began own business as wood engraver and printer, 1827; invented process of printing pictures in natural colors by using an aquatint key plate, superimposing colors with wood and metal blocks, and obtained a patent in 1836; worked at various addresses in London making variety of colored prints and book illustrations; went bankrupt, 1860; died insolvent on January 11, 1867 in Sydenham, England.

From the description of Color prints and books, 1830-1867. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39177045

Biography

Baxter was born in Lewes, Sussex, England on July 31, 1804; his father was a printer, wood engraver, and publisher; studied at High School at St. Ann's, Lewes, under Mark Anthony Lower, the antiquarian; entered father's business, and in 1925 became a pupil of a Mr. Williams, a London wood engraver; began own business as wood engraver and printer, 1827; invented process of printing pictures in natural colors by using an aquatint key plate, superimposing colors with wood and metal blocks, and obtained a patent in 1836; worked at various addresses in London making variety of colored prints and book illustrations; went bankrupt, 1860; died insolvent on January 11, 1867 in Sydenham, England.

From the guide to the George Baxter Color Prints and Books, 1804-1867, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Illustration of books--19th century--Archival resources
  • Wood-engravers--Archival resources
  • Illustration of books 19th century--England--Archival resources

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  • Wood-engravers--England--Archival resources

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  • England (as recorded)