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Print - Madelle Jetty Treffz
  • Madelle Jetty Treffz
    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867
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Madelle Jetty Treffz

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1850 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 50, box A

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.

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.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1850 (published)


Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

George Baxter stamp
At bottom left of sheet

Baxters Patent Oil Colour Printing
printed in gold within the image


Height: 17.5 cm image, Width: 12.2 cm image, Height: 29 cm sheet, Width: 22 cm sheet

Historical context note

Henriette Chalupetzky (Jetty Treffz) 1818-1878 was an opera singer. In 1862 she married the composer Johann Strauss.

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter, 'Madelle. Jetty Treffz,' Baxter-process print, England, 1850

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 217
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.




Baxter-process printing


Prints; Portraits; Opera; Music


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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