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Colouring Victorian Life at UK Art & Antiques Fair


The story of a revolution in printing techniques that brought colour to how the Victorians viewed the world will be revealed in a special feature exhibition at the Art & Antiques for Everyone fair at the NEC from 4– 7 April 2019.

‘Colouring Victorian Life’ is presented by The New Baxter Society and will showcase the prints of the truly innovative printer George Baxter and his licensees, revealing how his patented “Baxter Process” prints were produced and made high-quality color pictures affordable to everyone for the first time. The expansive display will tell the story of how key events throughout the mid-nineteenth century were illustrated by the Baxter process and were used on everything from book illustrations to embellishments for needle-boxes, pin cushions, calling card baskets, children’s picture tickets, reward cards and decorative prints that hung in homes and businesses across the world.

Art & Antiques for Everyone is set to be the largest prestige fair of the spring season. ‘We’re looking forward to a very busy four days,’ says Fair Director Mary Claire Boyd. ‘With an increase in exhibitors last year, the fair is broadening its appeal, not only with traditional art and antiques but more 20thcentury pieces than ever.’

National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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