Definition of chromolithograph in English:

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Pronunciation: /krəʊməʊˈlɪθəɡrɑːf/


A coloured picture printed by lithography, especially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Example sentences
  • One of the most beautiful of these is Santa Clara Valley, the composition of which became the subject for a large chromolithograph of the same title published in 1873 by L. Prang and Company of Boston.
  • A colored lithograph is called a chromolithograph.
  • The Resurrection was published as a chromolithograph.


[with object]
Produce (a picture) by lithography: (as adjective chromolithographed) chromolithographed advertising
More example sentences
  • The brilliantly chromolithographed boards were often embellished with capitalist symbolism as well as caricatures of magnates, speculators, and the bestial mascots of wealth.
  • Their most prominent products were chromolithographed postcards that were well designed, beautifully printed in vibrant colors, and embossed for greater effect.
  • An expanding range of methods allowed for splendid chromolithographed illustrations and hand-colored illustrations that were prestigious showcases for their companies.



Pronunciation: /krəʊməʊlɪˈθɒɡrəfə/
Example sentences
  • The color plates reflect the artistry of Louis Prang of Boston, the leading chromolithographer of the period.
  • Requiring multiple runs through the press, these books combine the art of the chromolithographer and the skill of the draftsman.
  • American chromolithographers tended to specialize in either views of their own cities or in sentimental depictions.


Pronunciation: /krəʊməʊlɪθəˈɡrafɪk/
Example sentences
  • In the chromolithographic labels which we will call ‘chromos’, the mastery of both the typographer and the artist is absolutely evident.
  • In this Edition, Julius Bien produced some of the finest examples of large-scale chromolithographic art of the mid 19th century.
  • Eventually Prang issued about 800 chromolithographs of this sort, establishing an oeuvre unmatched by any other American chromolithographic publisher.


Pronunciation: /krəʊməʊlɪˈθɒɡrəfi/
Example sentences
  • Colour printing had enormous commercial potential through the development of chromolithography, and a large part of the history of lithography is in its commercial application, often bright and garish, to posters and advertisements.
  • At the same time, chromolithography allowed mechanical printing to replace much hand painting on tin plated toys.
  • But as awkward as it might seem, chromolithography was a huge leap forward for natural history books.

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