A technical dictionary of printmaking, André Béguin.

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  1. In a general sense the term was used for any colour lithography.
  2. In a more restricted sense this term was used for a process invented by Malapeau which was in use during the last century. He invented this process in order to copy paintings.
    The first step was to print a lithographic state onto paper. The paper was then made transparent by means of a greasy varnish. The next step was to paint the back side of the these prints with rather thick layers of paint. The paper was then glued onto a canvas and was varnished.

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