1875 Woodcut Marie Leczinska Etienne Ronjat Portrait Dress 18th Century XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut of an illustration by French artist Etienne Antoine Eugene Ronjat which depicts Marie Leczinska, queen consort to King Louis XV of France. She was chosen among 99 other possible spouses, with her childbearing age as her most positive quality.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / 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 upper left corner.

  • Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 7 inches; 15 x 18 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 Ronjat, Etienne Antoine Joseph Eugene. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: fashion, France, wife

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