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1875 Woodcut Alphonse Neuville Jean Racine 17th Century Playwright French XEA6

1875 Woodcut Alphonse Neuville Jean Racine 17th Century Playwright French 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 one the Big Three in 17th century French play writing, Jean Racine (The other two being Corneille and Molière). His works are filled with glorious passion and fury, all penned in the traditional dodecasyllabic alexandrine fashion. As a result of the eloquence of both the rhythm and language used, the majority of his works are often described as untranslatable.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. There is acid staining in this image. 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 Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 5 inches; 10 x 13 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 De Neuville, Alphonse. There is no visible artist signature.

De Neuvile, Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe

Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1835 _ 1885) was a French painter who specialized in very patriotic historical scenes with subjects such as the Franco-Prussian War, the Crimean War and the Zulu War. He originally joined the naval school in Lorient, France, but he soon realized that his primary passion was art. After his death, several of his pieces were acquired for the Luxembourg Palace in Paris.

Keywords specific to this image: writer, famous, important, figure, literature, France

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