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Illustration of house printed by lithography

Drawn on Stone

Q From a Victorian scrap book this lithograph measures
6 x 5 inches, titled “Drawn on Stone by Kate Bayly” and added in manuscript “aged 8 years”. Who was Kate Bayly?

John Martin

A This was possibly executed by the daughter of Thomas Bayley, lithographic printer of 9 Verney Place, Exeter, who set up the city's first lithographic establishment in 1827, and published T.H. Williams's Devonshire Scenery that same year.

He also published other works of rural views in the west country. Could possibly be a promotional example of printing from that year, and is certainly a rare and a very ephemeral survival.

Tony

 

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Ephemera - minor transient documents of every day life