Definition of chromolithograph in US English:



  • A colored picture printed by lithography, especially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    • ‘Unlike the other two chromolithographs showing the fair in broad daylight, this scene is bathed in the delicate light of sunset that spreads warm harmonies throughout the composition.’
    • ‘By August 1898 Key had contracted with the Taber Prang Art Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, to provide paintings of the Omaha fair that would be made into chromolithographs.’
    • ‘For a photograph by Frank A. Rinehart of the scene portrayed in the chromolithograph, see ‘Indian Congress - General View,’ TMI number 01090, reproduced on the Omaha Public Library Web site.’
    • ‘A colored lithograph is called a chromolithograph.’
    • ‘Hunt ultimately painted a second, larger version of it, which was reproduced in many engravings and chromolithographs.’
    • ‘On easel-size paper in white, green, or dark brown, Miro used conte crayon lines to connect mass-produced images cut from advertisements, anatomical engravings, and commercial chromolithographs.’
    • ‘The Sacred Heart may refer to inexpensive chromolithographs, but it also makes a more high-culture allusion to the modern literature of memory.’
    • ‘The Resurrection was published as a chromolithograph.’
    • ‘The ten chromolithographs produced from his oil sketches are compelling images of western exploration of the 1870s.’
    • ‘Key's works had already been published as chromolithographs by the New York City firm of H. Wood and Company in 1869 and by L. Prang and Company of Boston in the early 1870s.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They were married on July 14 of that year, and in early 1884 moved to Boston, where Chase arranged employment for Welch at L. Prang and Company, publishers of chromolithographs.’
    • ‘Silverman begins by considering van Gogh's interest in making La Berceuse resemble ‘a chromolithograph from a cheap shop.’’
    • ‘See Peter C. Marzio, The Democratic Art: Pictures for a 19 th-Century America: Chromolithography, 1840-1900, pp.201-205, for a discussion of chromolithographs of the World's Columbian Exposition, and also pp.313, 343.’
    • ‘Surviving company records concerning Niagara Falls, from the American Side reveal that between October 1868 and March 1869, Knoedler sold a mere sixteen copies of the chromolithograph - but they were expensive.’
    • ‘As I walked into the room I was overwhelmed by the cacophony of images: statues, chromolithographs, assorted fabrics, crosses, and varied knick-knacks decorated a long, horizontal altar.’
    • ‘Several crucifixes hang on the wall behind the shelf, as do a variety of chromolithographs depicting saints and Virgins that are important to Espiritismo as well as to the Cuban religion Santeria, which Flores does not practice.’
    • ‘And the chromolithographs published by the Arundel Society provided cheap colour reproductions of early Italian frescoes.’


[with object]historical
  • Print or produce (a picture) by the chromolithographic process.

    • ‘Their most prominent products were chromolithographed postcards that were well designed, beautifully printed in vibrant colors, and embossed for greater effect.’
    • ‘The chromolithographed tile shown above the bread plate was based on a design for Pugin's Floriated Ornament.’
    • ‘Later, chromolithographed posters brought their products to the attention of a wider audience.’
    • ‘The brilliantly chromolithographed boards were often embellished with capitalist symbolism as well as caricatures of magnates, speculators, and the bestial mascots of wealth.’
    • ‘An expanding range of methods allowed for splendid chromolithographed illustrations and hand-colored illustrations that were prestigious showcases for their companies.’