An 1880 print from wood engraving, from the dated stated and not a later reproduction. A page from a series of engravings in Picturesque Europe, published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. This is from the original volumes first printed between 1876 and the early 1880's. Most of the images were engraved by Whymper but other engravers were used.
Tomb of the Black Prince, Canterbury Cathedral
Engraved by Josiah Wood Whymper (b.1813 - d.1903).
A young boy and girl looking through the bars of the tomb. Suspended above the tomb is the brazen gaunlets, helmet and gilded leopard crest, velvet coat, the wooden shield, and Sword scabbard etc.
There is incomplete text on the reverse. The overall page measures 320 x 225 mm (12.25 x 9 inches) approximately, and is suitable for framing. It is printed on good quality paper with incomplete text on the reverse. There is a little age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age. There is very little bleed-through of print from the reverse - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.
My use of the term "an original print/illustration" is a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcut etc. Many prints inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time as was this one. Engraving was a historically important method of producing images on paper in artistic printmaking, in mapmaking, and also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books. Terms often used for printed engravings are copper engraving, copper-plate engraving, wood engraving, steel engraving, and line engraving.
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