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Patrician, female head W. Menzler ; after W. Menzler


Patrician, female head W. Menzler ; after W. Menzler



Print shows a young woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right.
K15392 U.S. Copyright Office.

Signed on stone on lower right.
Label on verso with title and publication statements.
Publication date based on copyright statement on item.
Copyright stamp with date and number appear on verso.
Copyright number inscribed in pencil on verso: 15392K.
Copyright statement printed on lower left corner.
Stamped on verso: 2nd copy delivered to the Art Gallery. Nov. 22, 1897.
From the series: Prang's American Chromos.
Includes print-registration marks on all sides.
Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, introduced the subject of colored lithography in 1818. Printers in other countries, such as France and England, were also started producing color prints. The first American chromolithograph—a portrait of Reverend F. W. P. Greenwood—was created by William Sharp in 1840. Chromolithographs became so popular in American culture that the era has been labeled as "chromo civilization". During the Victorian times, chromolithographs populated children's and fine arts publications, as well as advertising art, in trade cards, labels, and posters. They were also used for advertisements, popular prints, and medical or scientific books.





National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

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