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1869 Wood Engraving George Thomas Art British Soldier Home Wars Family YTG1

1869 Wood Engraving George Thomas Art British Soldier Home Wars Family YTG1

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"Home From the Wars"

This is an original 1869 black and white wood engraving by George Housman Thomas of a British soldier telling his family of his exploits during the war.


This 143+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 12.5 x 10.5 inches; 32 x 27 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 present a stunning collection of images of the Franco-Prussian War and Victorian era. Indulge your inner Briton as you attend royal balls, dog and livestock shows, and an early morning fox hunt! Tally Ho! Then sail across the English Channel in the Cambria racing yacht and join a volunteer rifle brigade in the French army at the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. Witness the destruction and horrors of war unleashed by the Prussian artillery bombardments as you continue your march to the front lines! After the battle, fall back to a more comfortable position and take in some picturesque Icelandic landscapes far removed from the political turmoil of Europe. To continue browsing this unique and fascinating collection, simply click on the link provided below the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Thomas, George Housman. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: Portrait, Mother, Father, English, Military, Infantry, Uniform, Army, Pipe, Tobacco, Smoking, Brother, Victorian, Veteran

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