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Color Lithographs - Color Lithography

When lithography was invented (circa 1796 by Aloys Senefelder), initial users could scarcely fathom what would come of the technique.  As a matter of fact, for the first few decades of its existence only a handful of artists used it in a truly creative way.  It was mostly used as a means to reproduce accurately.  It took a few decades for lithographs as artistic objects to gain some recognition, and another few for color to become part of that canon.  Initially used for ephemera, such as announcements, color lithography quickly became the technique of commercial poster production.  Fine art color lithography took a little while longer to develop.  The first artists to really use lithography in color to express themselves were Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and René Georges Hermann-Paul, circa 1890.  But just a few years later, the recognition they had fought for was gained, and a plethora of artist all over the Western Hemisphere were practicing this most flexible of artistic printmaking technique.  Here are some of the great examples we have found over the years.

Landscape
$1,200

Landscape

DULAC, Charles

Paysage (original French title) Lithograph printed in four colors on chine-collé on wove paper.Reference: Stein & Karshan 22.Published by L’Est...

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Le Jockey Sold
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Le Jockey

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri de

Ref: W. 308; D. 279; A 365. Second state, second edition. Edition of 100 printed on china. An additional 12 were printed on japon. Monogramed and d...

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La Loge Sold
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La Loge

LUNOIS, Alexandre

Color lithograph on chine volant paper, 1917. Signed in blue pencil by the artist.

Maurice Denis - Amour - Allegory - Allegorie - color lithograph set published by Ambroise Vollard
$2,500

Allegory

DENIS, Maurice

Allégorie (original French title)Color lithograph on thin wove paper.Reference: Cailler 108.First plate from the album titled L’Amour.  Published b...

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Louis Rhead - Salon des Cents - Women painter with palette - deluxe edition with signature Sold
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Salon of the 100

RHEAD, Louis

Salon Des Cents (original French title) Color lithograph, poster, printed on japon paper.Reference: Van Deputte 37.One of 25 impressions before let...

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Ambroise Vollard Sold
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Checkers

VUILLARD, Edouard

Partie de Dames (original French title) Color lithograph printed on chine paper, as usual.Reference: Roger-Marx 32.From the only edition of 100.Fro...

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May Milton Sold
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May Milton

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri de

Ref: Wittrock P 17; Delteil 356; Adhemar 149. Exceptionally fresh colors.

transitional style house artwork
$1,100

The Café

LEGER, Fernand

Le Café (original French title) Color lithograph printed on Arches wove paper.Reference: Sapphire, pp 238-239 & 286-87.Plate 15, of the 29 comp...

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La Revue Blanche - color poster by Pierre Bonnard - affiche en couleurs Sold
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La Revue Blanche

BONNARD, Pierre

References: Bouvet 30; Roger-Marx 32.Published by "La Revue Blanche", printed by Edward Ancourt.Printed in four colors.