1856 Riffault - Mammal - Baudement DURHAM COW - HUGE 39 cm hand colored lithograph
In fine and delicate hand colouring with toned background.
47 x 34.5 cms
Issued in the series: Le races bovines au concours universel agricole de Paris en 1856, by ‘zootechnician’ Émile Baudement (1810 - 1864)
This work was published as a result of the first 'concours agricole universel' held in Paris 1856. And the best samples were intended to be reproduced in an album. M.Baudement, that was also jury in the concours, was in charge of this publication.
"The plates were produced by a mixed process of photographic transposing on to a metal plate (heliography) followed by handwork of various kinds - soft ground etching, mezzotint and aquatint, the background tint being achieved by lithography" (D.H. Boalch, 'Prints and paintings of British farm livestock, 1780-1910)'.