Analysis of Plates

La Ceramique Japonaise
by G. A. Audsley and J. L. Bowes

 

 
Audsley, G. A.
Bowers J. L.
et al:
La Ceramique Japonaise, par G. A. Audsley et J. L.Bowes de Liverpool, Edition Francaise, Publiee sous la direction de M. A. Racinet Traduction de M. P. Louisy, Paris, Librairie de Firmin-Didot Et Cie, Imprimeurs de L'Institut, 1881, French Edition, 8vo (8 x 11 in), 32 full page plates (16 chromolithographs, 7 autotypes and 9 unspecificed process plates), 27+ text illustrations, 320 pp. The chromolithograph plates are protected with tissue guard. The book covers all the main types of ceramics in Japan (Satsuma, Bizen, Kaga etc). The first section of the book covers "De L'Art Japonais en General" (pages 1-110). The second portion covers "L'Art Ceramique au Japon" (pages 111-270). The final portion illustrates the "Marques et Monogrammes" found on the ceramique art of Japan (pages 271-297). This section contains numerous text illustrations which are not included in the 27 text illustrations listed below. The is the one Volume, French edition, which followed the earlier two Volume French set published in 1877.

 
Plates. The index of plates lists 32 major plates. It catagories two types as "Chromo" (Chromolithographs) and "Autotypes." Below is a close up view of the different types of full page plates.

Here is a Summary of the 32 Full Page Plates.

16 - Multi-Color (Chromolithographs)
7 - Black and White (Autotypes)
6 - Photo Lithographs, 2 color (tinted) or 1 color
3 - Woodblock, black and white

32 - Total


Chromo Autotype Photo Woodblock
                Litho  B/W    Plate No.
                        1       1       Woodblock, black and white
                        1       2       Woodblock, black and white
                        1       3       Woodblock, black and white
                1               4       Photo Lithograph, tinted (2) color
                1               5       Photo Lithograph, black and white
                1               6       Photo Lithograph, tinted (2) color
                1               7       Photo Lithograph, black and white
                1               8       Photo Lithograph, black and white
        1                       9       Autotype, black and white
                1               10      Photo Lithograph, tinted (2) color
        1                       11      Autotype, black and white
1                               12      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Bauer Lith"
1                               13      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Jelot Lith"
1                               14      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Chataignon Lith"
1                               15      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Longlois Lith"
1                               16      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Bauer Lith"
1                               17      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Sigogne Lith"
1                               18      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Audet Lith"
        1                       19      Autotype, black and white
1                               20      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Jelot Lith"
1                               21      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Durint Lith"
1                               22      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Dulong Lith"
        1                       23      Autotype, black and white
1                               24      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Bauer Lith"
1                               25      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Lestel Lith"
1                               26      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Lestel Lith"
        1                       27      Autotype, black and white
1                               28      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Duren Lith"
1                               29      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Bauer Lith"
1                               30      Chromolithograph, multi-color, "Lestel Lith"
        1                       31      Autotype, black and white
        1                       32      Autotype, black and white

Totals:

Chromo  Autotype Photo   Woodblock
                 Litho
 16      7       6       3

 32 --- Total

 
Autotype Process (Carbon Print). Carbon prints are created from tinted dichromated gelatine, thinly spread onto a sheet of paper. The paper is then exposed directly to a negative, rendering the image's exposed dark areas insoluble. The remainder is washed away in water creating the image. Because this process has to be repeated each time, carbon prints are laborious to create in large numbers.

 

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