Year One - Print Making Fine

Alois Auer (1813-1869)

Inventor of Nature Printing

Alois Auer was a printer, inventor, and botanical illustrator, most active during the 1840s and 1850s. He produced a number of works in German and other languages, including the first regarding the nature printing process.

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This term is a photomechanical process of printmaking, in which a photographic image is transferred to a metal plate that is then printed in intaglio.

British Museum
Head of a St Bernard dog; an experiment in printing in colours by galvanography, 1853, Photogravure

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