K.J. Brodtmann; African Natives - Rare folio hand colored stone lithograph 1824 - Anthropology


Rare early anthropological study of African Natives.

Stone lithography was the first printmaking technology that allowed a traditional artist to work using traditional techniques, and to create prints that could rival an original painting in terms of detail, mood and color variations.

Handsomely illustrated by one of the finest stone lithographers of the day, Joseph Brodtmann (1787-1862), whose works have always been admired for their scientific accuracy as well as their aesthetic appeal. Brodtmann employed techniques for "texture" that are quite similar to that of an aquatint

A handsome example of his Brodtmann's aesthetic sense and skill in the medium complemented by fine hand colouring (found only very rarely).

Margins a little finger marged and lightly spotted.