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c. 1780
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Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro is a master of colour woodcuts, often depicting the courtesan district of Edo      
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Austrian author Alois Senefelder, experimenting with grease and water on stone, discovers the principles of lithography       
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The elderly Francisco de Goya becomes the first great artist to attempt lithography       
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Hokusai begins to publish his famous colour-printed views of Mount Fuji       
John James Audubon completes publication of the 435 plates forming his 4-volume Birds of America       
Scottish painter David Roberts completes publication of his 6-volume The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia       
Roberts Entrance to Petra 1839
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery

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English artist William Simpson sends sketches from the Crimea which achieve rapid circulation in Britain as tinted lithographs       
Embarking the sick at Balaklava, lithograph 1855
Mary Evans Picture Library

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The Christmas issue of the Illustrated London News includes chromolithographs, introducing the era of colour journalism       
English physicist Joseph Swan receives a patent for bromide paper, which becomes the standard material for printing photographs