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Le Blond print - 1862

Price: £9.99

This is a view of the 1862 International Exhibition which was held in the grounds of the Royal Horticultural Society, South Kensington, London on the site of what is now the Natural History and the Science Museums.

It was printed by Le Blond & Co in 1854 under licence from George Baxter who had patented the first commercially viable method of colour printing in 1835. 

When Baxter’s patent was renewed he was advised to sell licences to use the process and Le Blond was the first printer to purchase one in 1849. These prints were produced from an engraved steel plate and then between 10-15 wood or metal relief blocks to add each individual colour, and all done on hand presses.

The prints are in excellent antique condition with possibly minor age spots or toning. The colours are as fresh and pristine as the day they were printed having been stored away from direct sunlight for the last 170 years.

These are genuine original prints from 1854 and NOT reprints

The best example will be sent.


2in x 3in (5.5cm x 9.5cm)