- Also known as
primary name: Baxter, George
- individual; printmaker; British; Male
- Life dates
- 29 King Square, Goswell Road, London
3 Charterhouse Square, London (in 1836)
11 Northampton Square, London (in 1845)
11 & 12 Northampton Square, London (in 1850)
- Wood-engraver, colour printer and lithographer; patentee of a method of colour printing using colour blocks over a steel-engraved plate, in 1834, for which he sold licences for others to employ from 1849. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert showed great interest in his work, which increased his fame.
272 prints by him were given by F W Baxter in 1901; and many more came with the bequest of Miss Winifred Jones in 1936 (1936,1116.20 to 2124). The J.R.Hall collection, with 499 items, is in the Sunderland Museum. The collection of Lady Bearsted is in the Maidstone Museum.
A trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,59.13) advertises "G. Baxter Engraver on Wood. 29, King Square, Goswell Road. Orders also received by R.Harrild, 11, Great Distaff Lane, St. Pauls."
- C.T.Courtney Lewis, 'George Baxter, the picture printer', 1924 with catalogue of 377 individual prints plus books (the P&D dept copy has been marked off with its holdings of the prints)
A.Ball & M.Martin, 'The price guide to Baxter prints', Woodbridge 1974 (illustrations in same order as above)