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"A Fire in Japan - Native Firemen and Engines at Work"
This is an original 1872 black and white in-text wood engraving of artwork by Edward Frederick Brewtnall that depicted a group of Japanese firefighters using a fire engine of the period to put out a blazing inferno in Japan, Asia during the Victorian Era.
This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Step back in time to Victorian era London! Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of 1872 wood engravings from the British weekly illustrated newspaper, The Graphic. Founded on December 4, 1869 by William Luson Thomas, The Graphic covered important people, places, and events throughout the Victorian Era and onward until it ceased publication in 1932. This curious and delightful collection features sketches and paintings from artists such as Henry Woods, Arthur Boyd Houghton, Edward Frederick Brewtnall, and Sydney Hall. To continue browsing this collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Brewtnall, Edward Frederick. Artist initials in print - bottom left of image.
Reproductive art by H. Harral.
Keywords specific to this image: Natural Disaster