1859 Steel Engraving Rouen France Cityscape Ship Marine Harbor Joseph XGSB6

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This is an original 1859 black and white steel engraving of a view of Rouen, France.

CONDITION

This 152+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Moderate wrinkling. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a partial blind emboss stamp on this engraving located in the top right corner; it does not affect the integrity of the engraving. These engravings were obtained from the the State of Michigan as we acquired several collections from the historic archives/library. The stamp does not include any ink and does not break through the paper in any manner.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 3.5 inches; 14 x 9 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 excited to offer items from a collection of exquisite steel engravings depicting Paris and its surrounding areas during the 1800s. This collection includes images of Parisian historic landmarks, cityscapes, cultural scenes and more. Behold the beauty of historic France during the 1800s, through the sensational clarity and enchantment of these artistic steel engravings.

This piece was illustrated by Turner, Joseph Mallord William.

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)

Joseph Turner was British artist who become renowned for his landscape painting. A true master, he brought landscapes into a realm of painting previously under-appreciated. Proficient in both oil and watercolor, he blended Romanticism with a style of painting similar to Impressionism, although pre-dating it. Although he never married, he did carry on a relationship with an older widow for many years. Unfortunately, despite the vibrance and chromatic appearance of many of his pieces, he did suffer from depression after the death of his father in 1829.

Reproductive art by R. Brandard.

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