Madelle Jetty Treffz

Print
1850 (published)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

George Baxter (1804-67) patented the Baxter process in 1835. The technique combined the relief and intaglio printing methods. The foundation plate, which printed main features of the design, was etched (often in this case through an aquatint ground) or stipple engraved, and oi colours were superimposed from wood blocks.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Baxter print on paper
Brief Description
Print by George Baxter, 'Madelle. Jetty Treffz,' Baxter-process print, England, 1850
Physical Description
Coloured print of a young woman in a pink 1850s evening dress holding a sheet of music. She stands in a patterned carpet with an urn of flowers behind her. The rectangular image has a gold border with the top corners rounded.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 17.5cm
  • Image width: 12.2cm
  • Sheet height: 29cm
  • Sheet width: 22cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • George Baxter stamp (At bottom left of sheet)
  • Baxters Patent Oil Colour Printing
Credit line
Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter
Historical context
Henriette Chalupetzky (Jetty Treffz) 1818-1878 was an opera singer. In 1862 she married the composer Johann Strauss.
Summary
George Baxter (1804-67) patented the Baxter process in 1835. The technique combined the relief and intaglio printing methods. The foundation plate, which printed main features of the design, was etched (often in this case through an aquatint ground) or stipple engraved, and oi colours were superimposed from wood blocks.
Bibliographic References
  • Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
  • Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.cat. no. 217
Collection
Accession Number
E.2894-1932

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record createdMay 16, 2006
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