Print of the Month - May 2015

First published by George Baxter in 1849/50, “superbly mounted with rich gold border,” priced at 1s. 6d.

This Picture was taken from the Ancient Gobelins Tapestry, after Raphael, then in the possession of the Right Honourable Lord Brougham at Brougham Hall.

Baxter Process Print, size 6 x 4 inches.

Signed on left centre on the floor.

George Baxter published this print on a variety of mounts including Stamped and Red Seal mounts. He also sold the print to music publishers who used it to embellish The Holy Family Admired Sacred Melodies. Robert Cocks published The Holy Family Admired Sacred Melodies in at least 16 different formats and each of these used the Baxter print as an illustration on the title page. No surprise then that this was said to be Baxter's most popular print and it is also said that over 700,000 copies of the print were produced.

Produced from a steel plate and thirteen colour blocks before being glazed.