1834 Copper Engraving Costume Dress Ancient Britons Knights Musician Celtic ILC2

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"Inglesi Secoli VIII.IX.X.XI.XII."

This is an original 1834 black and white copper engraving of the typical costume or dress of the ancient Britons or Celts: the Bretons, Welsh and Normans of the 8th - 12th century.

CONDITION

This 179+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is a plate impression bordering the image in this print.

  • Product Type: Original Copper Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 17.75 x 12.75 inches; 45 x 32 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer one of the most extraordinary collections of original, large format, museum-quality copper engravings depicting the history of costumes from around the world. In addition to the ancient and medieval costumes, these engravings include historical scenes of daily life, architectural drawings, transportation, and more. This group of copper engravings took 10 years to produce. Each engraving is intensely detailed and includes the original copperplate impression. These engravings are from the first and only edition of these works. And, within this group are some spectacular engravings with fine watercoloring by hand.

The scarcity of the collection, the condition of the collection, the elephant folio size, the detail of the copper engravings, and the subject matter make this one of the most impressive collections we've procured. These would look stunning framed and would make for exceptional, one-of-a-kind gifts.

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