Print: Unknown printer from Baxter’s steel plate - CL 159

An impression taken direct from Baxter’s steel engraved plate, this could have been taken by Baxter himself but we can’t prove that. Mockler took impressions from the plate in 1896 but the paper he used was a lot thicker and a completely different texture. Around that time some impressions where also taken by Mocklers printers Drake Driver & Leaver. We have seen images on similar paper printed in green ink.

The latest date this impression could have realistically been taken is this 1896 date but we feel it could predate that. When in monochrome you can really see all the intricate detail in the print, interesting item.


Date: Circa 1864 – 1896


Size (cm ht x w): 35.5 x 30 (image) 51.2 x 39.5 (sheet)


State: Full sheet as taken from the press


Condition: Excellent colour and very clean. There is a tear to the right hand border that goes about 2cm into the image. This has been repaired and is now barely visible, please see images. Priced accordingly

The First Impression or First Impressions (large)

SKU: 1453

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