1875 Steel Engraving William Henry Bartlett Antwerp Flanders Spire XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white steel engraving by British artist William Henry Bartlett in which the lone spire of the Church of Our Lady can be seen from across the Scheldt river in Antwerp, Belgium.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a blind emboss mark in the lower right corner.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.5 x 5.5 inches; 19 x 14 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)

This image was selected from a collection of woodcuts and steel engravings prolifically depicting scenes from French history, ranging from ancient Gaul to Charlemagne and his wars, to Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette. Historically important for French archivists, these images are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. Period Paper is pleased to present these beautifully preserved images, which would make an ideal addition to any French lover's collection. To view more images from this portfolio, please click on the link offered below the condition paragraph.

This piece was illustrated by Bartlett, William Henry. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.

Bartlett, William Henry

William Henry Bartlett (1809-1852) was a skilled British artist who specialized in steel engravings. He was also an avid traveler who made frequent trips to the Middle East and the Americas. Unfortunately, his excessive exploration was a downfall, as he died of a fever whilst onboard a French ship off the Maltese coast.

Keywords specific to this image: boat, view, skyline

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