1875 Woodcut Alphonse Neuville Castle Chateau Blois Loir-et-Cher Francis I XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut of an illustration by French artist Alphonse de Neuville which depicts the Francis I wing of the Château de Blois in Loir-et-Cher, France. Over the centuries, many French kings called this home.

CONDITION

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

  • Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 6 inches; 20 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.

Keywords specific to this image: historical landmark, residence

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