Studio: international art — 2.1894

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Drawing for Reproduction

RAWING FOR REPRODUC- mean the marks produced by the wires in manu-
TION. LITHOGRAPHIC facture, which cross the sheet at intervals of about

In a recent paper demonstrating the adapta-
bility of lithographic chalk for reproduction by
direct process, mention was made of " Michallet,"
and we now give examples of work on this paper
and also on Lalanne paper, which much resembles
it; although it has certain characteristics more pro-
nounced ; that is to say, in it the white lines
develop more strongly than in the Michallet, as the
sketch grows. These lines may or may not be a
blemish; some people think they lend a quaint
distinctiveness and originality to a sketch which is
not found in drawings on a more regular surface—
Allonge, for example. Some excellent specimens
of work on Michallet and other papers are con-
tained in the Genres de Dessin, published by
Fourant, and a glance through this and many other
Parisian publications makes one marvel that
British artists have made such sparing use of these
papers for process-reproduction. It were well to
mention here, perhaps, that both Lalanne and
Michallet are obtainable of Messrs. Lechertier,
Barbe & Co., 60 Regent Street, W., and both are
quite inexpensive.

The two papers are readily distinguished apart.
The water-mark of the Lalanne appears conspicu-
ously on the sketch, Advancing Twilight^ and the
name of Michallet is plainly discernible down the
right-hand side of the drawing of Beachy Head. If
it appear desirable, this water-mark may be easily
avoided, as it occupies the corner of the sheet.

T. ■ ,• 1 , .v . .v v , v-~T- from a drawing on lalanne paper (vertical

It is noticeable that the cross-lines—by which we lines) 8 x 4J


'a sussex lane." from a drawing on michallet paper (9x4!)
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