The Leeds Exhibition
An original double page from an issue of:
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
OPENING OF THE LEEDS EXHIBITION BY THE PRINCE OF WALES
A wonderful double centre page engraving from The Illustrated London News 1868, showing HRH Prince Albert officiating at the opening ceremony
There is unrelated text on the reverse. Keenlyside
Provenance: From the Illustrated London News; Published 1863. The Illustrated London News was a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram and Mark Lemon, the Editor of Punch, with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842. At this time the ILN employed many artists, illustrators and engravers to reproduce images of the news of the day. This was the only way of producing news pictures at this time, even photographs had to be reproduced using an engraved process. They also employed the services of freelance artists and engravers like Gustave Dore, John Gilbert and many others.
This double page is from an issue which was produced for posting overseas and is on a lighter grade paper. It measures overall 540 x 400 mm (21.25 x 15.75 " ) approximately. There is a some age yellowing - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.
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