This is an original 1855 black and white in-text wood engraving of the Château de Fontainebleau, located in France. It is among the largest French castles, and it was here, in the Cour du Cheval Blanc, that Napoleon Bonaparte said his formal farewell to his Old Guard, veterans of his Imperial Guard, before his official abdication in 1814.
This 156+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Moderate wrinkling. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine ++
Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 3 inches; 10 x 8 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)
Keywords specific to this image: historical, sight, site