A page from a series of illustrations in Picturesque Europe published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. This series printed between 1875 and the 1880's
The Nab Cottage
From the work by artist William Henry James Boot (b.1848 - d.1918), and engraved by Josiah Wood Whymper (b.1813 - d.1903) Keenlyside
A beautiful view of Nab Cottage and Rydal Water in The Lake District in what was historically the county of Westmorland. A family in the foreground and the woman with what looks like a milking stool. This is a view of the back of the cottage from a hillside above.
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.