George Baxter blue plaque in London

George Baxter artist craftsman born 1804 died 1867 lived in a house previously on this site from 1844 to 1860. A central figure in coloured picture printing.

George Baxter (1804–1867) was an English artist and printer based in London. He is credited with the invention of commercially viable colour printing.Though colour printing had been developed in China centuries before, it was not commercially viable. However, in early years of the 19th century the process of colour printing had been revived by George Savage, a Yorkshireman in London. It was to be Savage's methods upon which Baxter, already an accomplished artist and engraver, was to improve. In 1828, Baxter began experimenting with colour printing by means of woodblocks.

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