HIS FIRST PROFESSION : ENGRAVERPrinting of Bordeaux the stamp "Cérès 20c"
Dambourgez is one of the artists who participated in the adventure of temporary printing. He is the author of the first copy of stamp 20c he drew on stone.The postponement of the drawing was not been satisfactory, the following stamps were engraved by Yon. Dambourgez nevertheless continued to control and modify the postponements from engravings.
Invented by Aloys Senefelder in 1796 in Germany, the lithography is a printing process which allows creation and the reproduction of several exemplaries of a plan executed with ink or the pencil on a limestone. After a chemical preparation, the fat contained in ink or the pencil (drawing) is fixed on the stone. This technique is more adapted to the pictures printing rather than text. The lithography was introduced in France largely by Louis-François Lejeune who discovered it in the workshop of Senefelder at the time of wars of the Empire.