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    Posted 2 months ago

    ho2cultcha
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    I found this yesterday. It's in such perfect condition! The handwritten inscription on the back is done in the coolest script i've ever seen! There is a small label from Crane's Art Gift Shop in Pomona, CA. There are no little dot matrix patterns in this, so it's not a lithograph. You can see different surfaces - like shiny in some areas and matte in others. Maybe a chromolithograph? or maybe a watercolor? I probably need to remove it from the frame to know for sure, but nobody has removed it ever from the looks of it.

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    1. inky inky, 2 months ago
      ho2culture...if you have a loop..take a look with it..if you can see lots of little dots, it’s a print ..:-)
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Nice find!!
    3. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Regardless it looks nice. And fyi...An original lithograph is when the artist creates the work of art on a stone plate. The word "lithograph" means, "stone print". Lithography works on the simple physical principal that oil and water do not mix.
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 months ago
      Thanks inky, jscotto and dav2no1! yes, i've inspected it w/ a very good loop - a large one and there are no dots at all.
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Nice. Lithographs do not necessarily have dots. Hand pulled lithographs can be difficult to distinguish from a watercolor. The best way to quickly determine if it is a watercolor or hand pulled lithograph is to look at the borders of the image. A lithograph will typically have sharp borders and the borders of a watercolor will "meander". I do, however, have a set of original watercolors painted by a professional graphic artist who always laid down a border using masking tape and them pulled that up when finished making a sharp border. Out of the hundreds of watercolors that I own, though, these are the only watercolors I have ever seen with a sharp border.

      Offset lithography and some other printing methods can be identified by the dots....

      https://www.invaluable.com/blog/what-is-a-lithograph/
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      The foxing is suggestive that this is a watercolor but the texture looks a bit off to me.
    7. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      There's a lot of stuff going on..are they having a party on the steam ship? The color palette is an interesting choice. And I agree..texture is different also..

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