HOUSESTEADS NORTHUMBERLAND ROMAN HADRIANS WALL Japanese Artist Yoshio Markino London Scenes
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
On one side is a full page colour print titled Defending Hadrian's Wall from Other Perils than Quarrying: A Raid. From the Painting by Robert Spence.
The scene caption reads A Caledonian Raid on the Roman Fort of Borcovicium (now called Housesteads) in the Second Century: When Hadrian's Wall Was Not an "Ancient Monument" - To Be Protected by a New Act. The small descriptive caption article below the colour image describes the government of the day with Mr Lansbury the Commissioner of Works, preparing a bill giving the Office of Works adequate powers to protect the surroundings of ancient monuments incl. the Roman Wall from a proposed quarrying scheme.
On the other side are two colour views on a page titled: London Sights by a Japanese Artist: Yoshio Markino Studies.
The first scene is titled A Majestic View in London: Westminster Abbey with St. Margaret's Church.
The second is titled Within a Few Steps of Fleet Street: Temple Gardens.
Both are signed by the artist.
Provenance: From the Illustrated London News 1930. The ILN was a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram, with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842.
Suitable for framing on either side. The watermark does NOT appear on the actual print. The full page measures overall 360 x 255 mm (14 x 9.75 ") approx. It is printed on both sides. There is a little age yellowing; please check the picture(s) for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube. Sent RM Small Parcels.
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