1852 Wood Engraving Chapin Art First Beach Newport Rhode Island Cityscape YGP2


"View of the First Beach, Newport, R.I."

This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by Charles H. Chapin of a historic view of First Beach in the seaside city of Newport, RI, USA.


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. Some light surface rub. Small tear - bottom margin. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.5 x 6.25 inches; 19 x 16 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 signature in print - bottom left of image.

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