Society News

03 Feb 2019Feature Exhibition at Art & Antiques for Everyone4th to 7th April 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham. The New Baxter Society is delighted to have been asked to provide the Feature Exhibition at the Spring 2019 Fair, which will showcase the prints of George Baxter and his licensees, explaining how his patented “Baxter Process” prints were produced, and showing how these prints made affordable coloured pictures available to the masses for the first time. The exhibited prints will tell the story of key events throughout the mid-nineteenth century and show how they came to be used on everyday objects.
03 Feb 2019The Production of a Baxter Colour PrintMembers can now access the full version of The New Baxter Society’s publication “The Production of a Baxter Colour Print” online.
16 Nov 2018November 2018 NewsletterOur largest ever Newsletter has just been published. It features; ‘Baxter: the chromolithographic context’, a fabulous article by well known author Professor Michael Twyman; More on the wonderful Baxter sketches exhibited at our Summer Exhibition; How to tell a Baxter Christmas Time from a Le Blond; and more. Join now to get your copy and 2019 membership.
05 Nov 2018Le Blond CatalogueMembers can now access the full catalogue of Le Blond’s Baxter Process prints online, together with the details of the books and music covers that they were used to embellish. Known examples of Le Blond’s other prints are also recorded including adverts and trade cards. Together with the catalogue of George Baxter’s prints this pictorial resource will aid the identification of Baxter’s and Le Blond’s prints. Want access? – join The New Baxter Society now.
06 Jun 2018COLLECTION FOR SALEA collection of prints from one of our late members is for sale and can be viewed by logging in to our members area. We are showing scans of 95 Baxters, 275 Le Blond’s, 280 Mansell’s, 515 Dickes, 36 Kronheim prints (more to be added) and 75 books.
31 Mar 2018CONFERENCEPrinting Colour 1700–1830 Conference - 10-11 April 2018 Senate House, London and Private views 12 April 2018. Organised by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. The New Baxter Society is providing a speaker at the conference and a selection of items for the private view day. For more details visit
25 Sep 2017The British Museum ExhibitionFrom 21 September 2017 to 28 January 2018 – THE BUSINESS OF PRINTS – Free exhibition - Room 90. A wide-ranging exhibition selecting fine examples from the nation’s print collection to look at how prints were created, developed, bought and sold in the period 1400–1850. Supported by The Eyre Family Foundation.
06 Sep 2016WORKSHOP20-22 SEPTEMBER 2016 - IDENTIFYING PRINTS - A three day collections based course organised and run by the Department of Typography & Graphic Communications at University of Reading. Learning about the different printing processes. The first 2 days are held at the University and the final day is at the V&A in London in the Prints and Drawings Room. Members should log in to learn more about a special offer for them.
01 Sep 2016EXHIBITIONGeorge Baxter, Master Colour Printer. June 21 to September 30, 2016. A milestone in the art of colour printing at Bruce Peel Special Collections & Archives, University of Alberta, B7 Rutherford South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J4. See the link to the University website on our Collections page.
25 May 2015SUMMER MEETING & AGM28 JUNE 2015 - SUMMER MEETING & AGM – 1PM - to be held at the Aubrey Park Hotel, Redbourn. An Exhibition of Baxter’s Scenic Beauty. On display will be a range of 19th century prints, illustrated books, music covers and ephemera by George Baxter, his licensees and other printers. Prof. Michael Twyman will give a short talk about a set of proofs that were an illustration to his latest book. The Annual General Meeting will take place not before 1:45pm.