James Duffield Harding The Park and the Forest
(Thomas Maclean, 1841)
1262.k.16   36x53.5 cm

Park & Forest
  Lithography in the Victorian age

By 1840 all the main techniques employed by artists for drawing on stone had been developed, including the use of one or two background tints to give depth and warmth to the image. Hullmandel's experiments had advanced to such an extent that he was able to produce graded tones on the tint stones, and in November 1840 he patented the lithotint, a process which gave the prints the appearance of wash drawings made by a brush. The first publication in which all the plates were produced by lithotint, though chalk was still used for highlighting, was J. D. Harding's The Park and the Forest, printed by Hullmandel and published by Thomas Maclean in an edition of 1,000 copies in 1841.