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Today we are pleased to offer for sale a lovely antique B. F. Reinhart chromolithograph Halloween print! Benjamin Franklin Reinhart (1829 – May 3, 1885) was an American painter born near Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, known for his genre, historical, and portrait paintings. This sweet late 19th century chromolithograph depicts a lovely little girl intrigued by a Jack-O’-Lantern pumpkin her brother is carving. The little girl’s doll is laid down on the ground next to her; the children are in a rural setting, with serene rolling fields in the background. This Halloween-themed print was originally featured in the American Agriculturist Journal, a publication dating back to the early 1800’s! Chromolithography is a unique method for making multi-colour prints. This type of color printing stemmed from the process of lithography, and includes all types of lithography that are printed in color. When chromolithography is used to reproduce photographs, the term photochrome is frequently used. Lithographers sought to find a way to print on flat surfaces with the use of chemicals instead of raised relief or recessed intaglio techniques. This delightful chromolithograph is in very good antique condition, with very minor wear and patina commensurate with age. There is very minimal wear around the corners. A wonderful piece from a time when the world was young and innocent… A sweet remembrance of the past! Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: Height: 13-1/2″ Length: 11-3/8″
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