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Cover of "La lithographie in couleurs" by Andre Mellerio

Artist: Pierre Bonnard (1867 - 1947) Primary
Date: 1898
19th century
Dimensions: 8.78 x 7.48 in. (22.3 x 19 cm)
Dimensions Extent: overall
Object Type: Book
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Color lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift from the Dr. I. J. and Sarah Markens Art Collection, 2018
Accession Number: 2018.34.04
Not on view.

Mellerio, an art critic, wrote this volume as a defense of the artistic merits of color lithography, which he argued "is neither a facsimile of, nor a substitute of painting; it is another process lacking certain elements, but with its own charm, of equal artistic value and the appreciable advantage of a printing with numerous copies." In 1898, the rules of the Salon were changed to allow color lithographs to be submitted to the annual juried art exhibition.

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