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George Baxter

Birthplace: Lewes, East Sussex, England
Death: Died in Kent, England
Cause of death: Accident involving a horse omnibus
Immediate Family:

Son of John Baxter
Husband of Mary Harrild
Father of Elizabeth Baxter; Charlotte Warner Baxter and George Baxter
Brother of 1st son Baxter

Occupation: Artist & Printer, engraver
Managed by: Brett Harrild
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About George Baxter

George Baxter (1804–1867) was an English artist and printer based in London. He is credited with the invention of commercially viable colour printing. The Baxter process, which he patented in 1835, involved an initial metal keyplate and up to 20 wood or metal blocks to apply each individual colour, and all of this was done on hand presses. 11 Northampton Square in Clerkenwell, London, was Baxter's home and workshop from 1844-1860. The site is marked by a plaque on the modern building at that address. Baxter was declared bankrupt in 1865 and died in 1867, after an accident involving a horse omnibus.


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George Baxter's Timeline

July 31, 1804
East Sussex, England
Age 23
Age 30
Age 34
January 11, 1867
Age 62
Kent, England