"With a French Accent: American Lithography before 1860" opens at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College

WELLESLEY, MASS.- The Davis Museum at Wellesley College opens With a French Accent: American Lithography before 1860, an exhibition exploring the French roots of American lithography, on Wednesday, March 14. Featuring some fifty French and American prints from the collection of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, the exhibition will be on view through June 3, 2012 in the Morelle Lasky Levine ’56 Works on Paper Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public. In the early days after its invention in 1798, one of the main appeals of lithography (a printing technique based on the repulsion between grease and water), was that is was ideal for artistic renderings. Not only was it a medium that was relatively easy for artists to use, but also the range of tones and facility of line allowed for the close copying of