• Short Summary

    Various processes involved in making a lithographic print are demonstrated.

  • Description

    Euston, London.

    C/U of a paint palette with lots of yellow and red paint on it. M/S of a printer at work - George Hardcastle. Various C/Us of him at work on making a Lithograph for use in Fine Art Copper Plate Printing. We see all the various processes involved in making a print and the history of this technique is explained.

    A large printing press is used to make a print - various shots of the prints being made. This printing press was made by Samuel Cousins, R.A. C/U of George as he concentrates on his work. Print is peeled off the plate and we see it in C/U. It is a portrait of the Regency actress Mrs Lister painted by G.S. Newton. Other works of art produced in the same manner are presented to the camera.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    61.18
    Media URN:
    1443
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:04:00 / 01:28:30:00
    Canister:
    CP 125

Comments (1)

  1. Bas van Velzen says

    there is no lithography done in this film: relief printing executed a la poupée (multiple colours added on the same plate for printing together as opposed to printing each colour separate)

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