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Carle Vernet (1758-1835) - INCUNABULA OF LITHOGRAPHY G. Engelmann - Horse Fox

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Antoine Charles Horace Vernet aka. Carle Vernet (14 August 1758 – 17 November 1836) was a French painter, the youngest child of Claude Joseph Vernet, and the father of Horace Vernet.

Issued in the series Fables of Fontaine (1818). 

Hand coloured.

37 x 27 cm

FROM THE FIRST BOOK IN FRANCE TO USE LITHOGRAPHY FOR ITS ILLUSTRATION.

Lithographs in crayon manier by G. Engelmann.

Engelmann is largely credited with bringing lithography to France, and later, commercializing chromolithography.