George Baxter (1804-1867) developed the Baxter colour printing process, which gained international renown. After serving as an apprentice to a wood-engraver, he dedicated eight years to perfecting his technique. In 1829, Baxter produced his first colour print titled "Butterflies."

Baxter's process involved combining an engraved metal plate with up to twenty engraved wooden blocks. Each block was printed separately in a distinct colour, using a combination of intaglio and relief techniques. The resulting prints were of excellent quality yet affordable, leading to their widespread production. Baxter prints found their way into various applications, such as notepaper, pocket-books, decorated music sheets, needle cases, and book illustrations.

In recognition of his innovative process, Baxter was granted a royal patent in 1835 (Patent No. 6916 - Improvements in Producing Coloured Steel Plate, Copper Plate and other Impressions). The patent remained in effect from 1835 to 1854. In the final years more...

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George Baxter (1804-1867), I.) news from Australia, II.) news…

Baxter's News: Australia and Home in Prints

George Baxter (1804-1867), I.) news from Australia, II.) news from home, Baxter prints, mid 19th century, 11 x 15 cm each, 17 x 22 cm each overall

George Baxter (1804-1867), The Siege Of Sebastopol, Baxter…

Siege of Sebastopol Baxter Print

George Baxter (1804-1867), The Siege Of Sebastopol, Baxter print, 10 x 14 cm, 30 x 35 cm overall

George Baxter (1804-1867), The Gems Of The Great Exhibition, No.…

Gems of Great Exhibition

George Baxter (1804-1867), The Gems Of The Great Exhibition, No.3, Baxter print, mid 19th century, 12 x 24 cm, 31 x 41 cm overall

The descent from the cross, by George Baxter in a coloured…

"Descent from Cross" in Baxterotype Process

The descent from the cross, by George Baxter in a coloured Baxterotype process

George Baxter, on the terrace, colour print, printed text on…

George Baxter on Terrace

George Baxter, on the terrace, colour print, printed text on margin, 12.5 x 8.5 cm

George Baxter 'Cleopatra' print, 19th century, 14 x 11 cm

George Baxter's Cleopatra Print

George Baxter 'Cleopatra' print, 19th century, 14 x 11 cm

George Baxter (1804-1867), Queen Victoria and Prince Albert,…

Royal Couple: Baxter Oil Prints

George Baxter (1804-1867), Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, circa 1860, oil prints, framed together, 31 x 38 cm overall

George Baxter portrait print of Madame Jenny Lind, 19th century,…

Jenny Lind Portrait Print by George Baxter

George Baxter portrait print of Madame Jenny Lind, 19th century, 17 x 12 cm,

George Baxter (after) - Rev J Waterhouse and Missionaries…

Missionaries Landing in Taranaki, New Zealand

George Baxter (after) - Rev J Waterhouse and Missionaries Landing Taranaki New Zealand original coloured lithograph, 1844, 30 x 40 cm

George Baxter 'News from Australia' and 'Australia, news from…

Pair of George Baxter Australian News Prints

George Baxter 'News from Australia' and 'Australia, news from Home', pair of prints in maple frames, 19th century, (2 items), 11 x 14.5 cm each

The Massacre of the Lamented Missionary, the Rev. J. Williams…

The Lamented Missionary: A Massacre

The Massacre of the Lamented Missionary, the Rev. J. Williams and Mr Harris' - George Baxter. Etching, 1841. Framed and mounted. Height 24.6 cm, width 34.6 cm

The Reception of the Rev. J. Williams at Tanna in the south…

Reception of Rev. J. Williams at Tanna, South Seas (1841)

The Reception of the Rev. J. Williams at Tanna in the south Seas, the day before He was Massacred' - George Baxter. Lithograph. 1841. Framed and mounted. Height 21 cm, width 31.3 cm

George Baxter (1804-1867), The Reception of the Rev. J.…

The Reception of Rev. J. Williams at Tanna

George Baxter (1804-1867), The Reception of the Rev. J. Williams at Tanna in The South Seas The Day Before He Was Massacred, hand-coloured lithograph, in fine gilt frame with label verso 'JAs. Fenwick, Carver, Gilder & Print Seller, Dundee', 23 x 32 cm

George Baxter (1804-67), The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending…

Missionary Landing in Taranaki, New Zealand

George Baxter (1804-67), The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending the Landing of The Missionaries at Taranaki, New Zealand', oil print, coloured in the Baxter patented method. 28.5 cm x 40 cm.

George Baxter (1804-67), The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending…

Missionary Landing in Taranaki, New Zealand

George Baxter (1804-67), The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending the Landing of The Missionaries at Taranaki, New Zealand', oil print, coloured in the Baxter patented method. 28.5 cm x 40 cm.

An original George Baxter print after Raphael, circa 1840, a…

George Baxter Print after Raphael's Madonna and Child

An original George Baxter print after Raphael, circa 1840, a print in oil with patent mark to lower image after Raphael's 'Madonna and child with St John', length 16 cm, width 11 cm

George Baxter (1804-1867) print, 'The Day Before Marriage',…

"Day Before Marriage" Print by George Baxter after Fanny Corbaux

George Baxter (1804-1867) print, 'The Day Before Marriage', after a painting by Marie Fran├žoise Catherine Doetger Corbaux (1812?1883) (Fanny Corbaux), circa 1853, 35 cm x 26.5 cm (image)

Two George Baxter oil colour prints, The Reception of Rev. J.…

George Baxter Missionary Prints (or Missionary Prints by George Baxter)

Two George Baxter oil colour prints, The Reception of Rev. J. Williams at Tanna...' and 'Massacre of the Lamented Missionary the Rev. J.Williams, and Mr. Harris', each framed and glazed. 21 x 32 cm

George Baxter, (1804-1867) English, after, Scottish wedding,…

Scottish Wedding

George Baxter, (1804-1867) English, after, Scottish wedding, print in colours, trimmed, 7 x 10.5 cm

George Baxter, (1804-1867) English', Madelle Jenny Lind +…

"Jenny Lind and Jetty Treffz" Baxter Prints

George Baxter, (1804-1867) English', Madelle Jenny Lind + Madelle Jetty Treffz (2), Baxter prints, stamp lower left, printed in oil colours by G Baxter, stamped, Baxter's patent oil Printing, 11 Northampton square, 35 x 27 cm overall

George Baxter (1804-1867) Britain Abbeville, Normandy, France…

George Baxter's French Landscape Print

George Baxter (1804-1867) Britain Abbeville, Normandy, France 1847 Baxter print 6.8 x 5 cm. Provenance: David Jones, Australia. Literature: Courtney Lewis, CT. George Baxter: His life & work, London, Sampson low, Marston, 1908 cat. No. 330. Other Notes:…

Two large George Baxter oil prints. Provenance: Abbotts…

George Baxter Oil Prints - Abbotts Antiques Provenance

Two large George Baxter oil prints. Provenance: Abbotts Antiques August 2001, approx 38 cm high. 27 cm wide

Three mountaineering prints, mid 19th century by George Baxter,…

Swiss Alpine Mountaineering Prints by George Baxter

Three mountaineering prints, mid 19th century by George Baxter, Swiss Alps