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Calamus Lindeni

Calamus Lindeni

Calamus Lindeni hand finished chromolithograph.

Calamus Lindeni antique palm tree print, hand finished chromolithograph 7×10″ c.1890.

Lithography is an antique printing method. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.

Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from a key stoned limestone plate. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted. Botanical illustrations done this way were frequently hand finished with water colors and almubin, egg whites or gum Arabic to enhance the image.

Palms & Palm Tree Antique Prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints makes great tropical artwork! Tropical antiques. Old engravings and lithographs of palm trees that are over 100 years old! Great old and rare antique botanical prints of palms in a variety of sizes and price ranges to complete your space! Antique palm tree prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints! These are vintage palm prints produced over 100 years ago. Have some tropical art in your home. These tropical antique prints look great- the colors are so vivid and bright! old prints of palms, palm tree prints, palm lithographs, palm tree prints, old palm prints, old palm tree pictures…

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