1875 Steel Engraving William Henry Bartlett Belgium Laeken Brussels Royal XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white steel engraving by British artist William Henry Bartlett, which depicts the city of Brussels as seen from Laeken, Belgium. In the far left is the neoclassical facade of the Royal Palace, built in the late 18th century by Charles de Wailly.

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: There is a plate impression bordering the image in this print. There is also a blind emboss mark in the upper right corner.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 6 inches; 22 x 15 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: tree, shepherd, view, landscape, castle

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