Art: Stone Stuff

Even if it were not one of the cheapest and easiest methods of reproduction of a draughtsman's work, lithography would be popular with artists because of the purely tactile pleasure of drawing in crayon on smooth stone. Since its discovery 139 years ago, this youngest of the great printmaking processes has been a valued sideline of many an important European and U. S. painter, the mainstay of at least one indubitable master, Honore Daumier. In spite of having cluttered up the earth with a God's plenty of "chromos,"† it has remained a fine as...

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