Print of the Month - January 2019

Printed and published by Joseph Mansell using George Baxter's patented Baxter Process.

Size 11 x 15.5 cm approx.

This print shows the building in South Kensington, London where the 1862 International Exhibition was held. The exhibition was opened on 1 May and ran for six months until 1 November. It was organised by the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Trade, featuring over 25,000 exhibitors from 36 countries around the globe. It is said to have attracted over 6 million visitors.

The firm of Joseph Mansell were colour printers from the 1850s until the 1890s and are best known for their greetings cards and their embossed fancy stationery goods.

Most of their colour printing was produced using chromolithography but their Baxter Process printing was often used as decoration on their fancy Valentine and School Reward cards.