1852 Wood Engraving Spanish Dancer Vito Dance Donna Petra Camara Musicians YGP2


"Donna Petra Camara, at the Madrid Theatre"

This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of Donna Petra Camara, the first dancer of the Madrid Theatre, shown dancing the Vito, a characteristic dance from the national ballet entitled "The Fair of Seville."


This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. No tears. No water damage. There is a print defect through the center. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 9.75 inches; 24 x 25 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 present a collection of antique wood engravings from the 1852 Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. Founded by "the father of illustrated journalism" Frederick Gleason in 1851, this 19th century illustrated periodical was published in Boston, Massachusetts. To continue browsing this unique collection of Victorian era images, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph.