平版画 - 未签名 - seconda metà 1800
Printed in France at Bulla, Franco-Swiss Art Publishers
Active since the early Eighteen Hundreds, the Bulla publishers contributed to the popularization and promotion of lithography - however not disregarding the importance of etching, burin and the black manner - through a network of resellers located between Rome, London, Barcelona and New York, who would update them from time to time on the readers’ preferences regarding prints themes and formats.
Bulla arrived in Paris from Canton Ticino in 1814 and was attracted by this new technique, invented in 1796 by Aloys Senefelder as a low-cost way of reproduction and soon adopted by Goya, Daumier and Géricault. Despite the initial academic hostility the lithographic printing quickly conquered illustrators (such as Daumier, Doré, Gavarni, Grandville and Cham), caricaturists (Hogarth), merchants-printers (Aubert and Gihaut) and collectors, because of its shorter times, lower costs and ease of implementation. Officially presented at the Paris Salon of 1817, this technique monopolised the activity of François Bulla and all his kids, who were all working at the laboratory at no. 38 Rue Saint Jacques.
Maps, reproductions of famous paintings, portraits of artists, calligraphy albums, stations of the cross, monumental and picturesque views, became part of the company Repertoire.