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(graphic arts)
Lithographic printing with several colors, requiring a stone for each color.



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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Responding to popular demands for religious pictures and entering the middle-class artistic taste, the earliest instance of a chromolithographic picture of the Hindu divinity is, however, 'Saraswati' (Illustration 8) which appeared on the cover of the journal Bharati in July-August 1877.
Jacques Majeur, the chromolithographic Madonna's face and hands are also covered in protective transparent plastic.
As for Mr Rucinski's bewilderment over a one-boated Carrick chromolithographic reproduction of Turner's Rockets and Blue Lights having apparently been shown at a lecture given in August 2003 at the Clark: possibly this was one of the forty separate-stage proofs that contributed towards finally making up the Carrick print which I mentioned in the very first footnote to my article.
In support of this claim, a one-boated image of the picture was shown that was said to be Robert Carrick's near-contemporaneous chromolithographic copy of the painting and to have been supplied to the Clark by the Yale Center for British Art.