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(graphic arts)
Lithographic printing with several colors, requiring a stone for each color.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a method of lithographic reproduction of multicolored images, in which a separate printing image is prepared by hand on a stone or zinc plate for each color; an outline is applied initially on the surface of each stone. Chromolithography has been replaced almost entirely by the photomechanical methods used in planographic printing to produce plates.

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Together with The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawing Manual (1882), a set of fifteen chromolithographs (965x705mm) then sold for $125(!).
"Decorating the Dining-Room: Still-Life Chromolithographs and Domestic Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America." Journal of American Studies 31 (1997): 19-42.
(b) New genres of chromolithographs from the art presses of Kansaripara and Chorebagan
(22) For example through Nicholas Chevalier's 1866 paintings of Lake Wellington for a portfolio of chromolithographs of Gippsland scenery: The State Library's 1866 'Lake Wellington, Gippsland' shows a tranquil lake with a small boat drawn up at the water's edge and a small bundle on the shore; and see Joan Kerr, (ed.) The Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870, Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1992, pp.
The major panoramic battle scenes sold to subscribers of the Canadian Pictorial and Illustrated War News were chromolithographs prepared by the Toronto artist William Daniel Blatchley according to drawings by the official war artist F.W.
Like the skulls, the chromolithographs of saints, the plastic baby dolls, and the African-looking "packets" containing spells that adorn a Vodou altar, the religion evolved from the beliefs and practices of African slaves who were ripped from their lands and families and confronted with the horrors in the "New World."
The Archives has one of the few remaining complete collections of the original chromolithographs. We are grateful to Ann Weissmann for curating this outstanding exhibit.
Lithographing Co., where the works at issue were chromolithographs
They appear in their Catholic guises: Ezili Freda as Our Lady of Lourdes in the niche and in chromolithographs as Mater Dolorosa, her heart pierced with knives; and Ogou, as Sen Jak Maje (or St.
Starting with hand-painted colored pictures on strips of glass, by mid-century the slides were produced on 3 1/4-inch glass squares, using photographs (often hand-colored), chromolithographs, or transfers.
I recall many of our illustrations with deep feeling: the dozen pages of bi-colored Maine tourmalines, after the chromolithographs in A.
In vodou, to put it briefly, once they reach American soil, the old African gods translate into Haitian lwa (a Dahomean word meaning "spirit," "god," or "image), just as the Catholic saints, once they appear on temple walls or chromolithographs, are Haitianized, merging in worship with the lwa.(10)