George Baxter (1804-1867) was a printer and wood engraver. He invented a process of printing pictures in natural colors by
using an aquatint key plate, and superimposing colors with wood and metal blocks. The collection consists of approximately
100 color prints and 100 books containing color-print illustrations by Baxter and his firm. Includes books about Baxter and
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.
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