1852 Wood Engraving Art Donettis Comic Troupe Monkey Stage Animals Theater YGP2


"Donetti's Comic Troupe of Trained Animals"

This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by Charles H. Chapin of an onstage performance by Donetti's Comic Troupe of Acting Monkeys at the Astor Place Opera House in Boston, Massachusetts (MA).


This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light foxing and aging. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 6 inches; 26 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)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of antique wood engravings from the 1852 Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. Founded by "the father of illustrated journalism" Frederick Gleason in 1851, this 19th century illustrated periodical was published in Boston, Massachusetts. To continue browsing this unique collection of Victorian era images, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph.

This piece was illustrated by Charles H. Chapin. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.

Reproductive art by W.J. Pierce.

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