George Frederic Warner Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Museum
(British Museum, 1902-3)
L.R.404.k.12      37.5x27.5 cm

Illuminated Manuscripts
  Lithography in the Victorian age

William Griggs (1832-1911) was a pioneer of photolithography who developed a method of printing in colour by first transferring a faint impression on the paper to serve as a 'key', separating the colours on duplicate negatives by varnishes, then photolithographing each portion on a stone, and finally registering and printing each in its position. From 1868 he produced many beautiful examples of colour photolithography at his Peckham works, culminating in the plates for Warner's Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Museum.