Jules Goury and Owen Jones Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details of the Alhambra (1842-45)
Tab.1326.d      65.5x47.5 cm

  Lithography in the Victorian age

Owen Jones (1809-74) set up his own lithographic press to print the colour plates in this scholarly record of the decorations of the Alhambra Palace. His chromolithographs, produced by successive printings of flat areas of different colours including gold, were among the earliest examples of full colour lithography in England. With 104 plates, including steel and copper engravings, it was a slow and expensive book to produce.