A Comparision of
Tinted Engravings & Tinted Lithographs

Tinted Engraving Tinted Lithograph
Sharp Clear Lines
Pebbly Grain Structure
The picture on the left is from the tinted steel engraving in the 1863 Heine book entitled "Conférence du commodore Perry avce les commissaires japonais". The picture on the right is from the tinted lithograph from the Official Narrative of the Expedition entitled "Conference Room Hakodadi". The engraving has sharp distinct black lines. In lithographs the image appears irregular with a pebbly grain structure much as you would see with crayon applied to coarse paper.

I am not sure how the tinting was applied to these engravings. It seems to me that it was applied by "painting" the tint color over a template or some form of mechanical process. The plates all have a thin white accent border and it seems to me that would be impossible to create if the tint was applied freehand.

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