Alois Senefelder, Austrian inventor

Alois Senefelder, Austrian inventor

H419/0456 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.1MB

Downloadable file size: 3.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: (Johann) Alois Senefelder (1771-1834), Austrian inventor, with books and other printed material. Senefelder is famous for the invention in 1796 of the printing method of lithography. This was an improvement on the chemical etching that was then used to form a template for printing. His method used the fact that grease (wax) and water don't mix, producing a chemical template where the ink only sticks to a grease-sensitive area. This inked template is used to print the document. Senefelder published an 1818 book on this lithographic method. This is a portrait by Lorenz Quaglio. Lithograph published in 1818 in Munich, Germany.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1818, 19th century, 40s, 47, adult, alois senefelder, artwork, austrian, black-and-white, book, books, caucasian, european, forties, historical, history, human, illustration, inventor, johann, lithograph, lithographic, lithography, male, man, middle-aged, monochrome, painting, portrait, portraits, printed, printing technique, quaglio, surname s, technological, technology, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.