Print: Baxter - CL 249 – One of Baxter’s set of seven “Raphael Cartoons”, originally painted by pupils of Raphael and worked into Tapestry’s for the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican.
Copies of these cartoons (provisional works) used to be at Hampton Court and can still be seen at the Victoria & Albert Museum where they were moved to in 1865.
Baxter licensees, Le Blond, Dickes and Bradshaw & Blacklock also printed their own sets from their own designs. Although Dickes is said to have purchased Baxter’s plates after his death and took impressions from them. All these licencees printed in colour whilst Baxter only issued them in his new ‘Baxterotype’ process which was basically a plate engraved in high relief and one sepia colour and meant to be a more artistic version of daguerreotypes, the first publically available form of photography.
A full a comprehensive history of these works can be found at https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/the-story-of-the-raphael-cartoons?gclid=Cj0KCQjwoJX8BRCZARIsAEWBFMKP5-C3CNQ2JBk9kHvfiPzPASSB20dL2svfFbNxQNGvuoyF2HDICiYaAvmcEALw_wcB
Size (cm ht x w): 14.4 x 21.2 (print)
State: On old card, over mounted in modern cream
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