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MAINE’S LITHOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPES: TOWN & CITY VIEWS, 1830 – 1870

$50.00

Hardcover, 117 pages

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MAINE’S LITHOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPES: TOWN & CITY VIEWS, 1830 – 1870

Celebrating the bicentennial of Maine’s state-hood, Maine’s Lithographic Landscapes: Town & City Views, 1830-1870 explores Maine’s antebellum art and architecture, and the role lithography played in promoting the state and its early artistic and economic aspirations. It assembles the remarkable panoramic prints created for burgeoning ports and industrial centers from Bangor to Saco-Biddeford.
The German invention of lithography arrived in America in 1819, making it possible for images to be reproduced inexpensively for wide distribution. This printmaking innovation came to New England when John Pendleton opened his Boston shop in 1825. Maine’s citizens turned to such leading artists as John William Hill and Fitz Henry Lane as well as local talent, including Esteria Butler, James Emery, and Cyrus William King. Bowdoin College, founded in 1794, is also celebrated with its early printed views. Maine’s first college, Bowdoin’s campus and art collection attracted the attention of artists and lithographers throughout the nineteenth century.

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