"Under the balancing sprays of beech and chestnut trees."
This is an original 1887 sepia photogravure of Beech and Chestnut trees in a scenic woodland along the banks of the Pocantico River near the village of Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA. The area is famous for being the setting of Washington Irving's short story entitled, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
This photogravure is from a Limited Edition Number 55 of 600.
This 126+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. Light water stain - right margin. Please note: There is a plate impression bordering the image in this print.
Period Paper is proud to offer a rare collection from 1887 of large-format photogravures, (some with with plate impressions) by J.L. Williams, that capture the landscapes and landmarks of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, New York, and lithographs by artist Felix Octavius Carr Darley that illustrate iconic scenes from American author Washington Irving's literary classic, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was originally published as part of "The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." in 1820. "The Sketchbook" became one of the most widely read works of American literature in Britain or Europe, and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" quickly became regarded as one of Irving's finest and best known works. The text on the photogravures are also part of the gravure printing process - an unusual, but valuable characteristic that enhances the beauty of the images. The collection is from a Limited Edition, Number 55 of 600 copies. A copy of the edition provenance will be included with each item. Produced on very heavy stock, these museum-grade photogravures and lithographs are in immaculate condition and are perfect for framing.
Photography by J.L. Williams.