Lithographic Images

Lithographic images of the Holy Land are created by first etching an image into flat stones or metal plates. Then using a series of greasy pencils and chemical etching the image is transferred to paper or cloth where the image is retained. The technique was originally crafted by German artist Alois Senefelder in 1796. Lithography allows for multiple images to be reproduced from a single etching.

A defining characteristic of lithographic art is the attention to fine detail and you will notice the images are very crisp and clear despite not being in color. Hand drawings, on the other hand, are less defined and more fluid in their composure and some will be colored.