'Portrait of Queen Victoria', from J.T.F. Halligey Sermon preached in Brunswick Chapel, Newcastle-on-Tyne ...January 27, 1901
(Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Wesleyan Book Depot, 1901)
RB.23.a.21382   16.5x10.5 cm

 
Queen Victoria
 
  Illustration
 
     
     
 

By the 1890s the half tone screen had become a cheap and popular means of reproducing images - especially photographs - in large numbers for books and newspapers. In this portrait of Queen Victoria, published shortly after her death in 1901, the screen has been used to break up and adjust the different tones of the original image into convenient units of black and white ink, which appear to the eye as tones of grey.