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1870 Wood Engraving Art Frederick III Franco-Prussian War King William I YTG1

1870 Wood Engraving Art Frederick III Franco-Prussian War King William I YTG1

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This is an original 1870 black and white in-text wood engraving of King William I (Wilhelm I) of Prussia and his military entourage comprised of Crown Prince Frederick III, General Helmuth von Moltke, General Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz, Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, General Eduard Vogel von Falckenstein, General Albrecht von Roon, and Otto von Bismarck during the Franco-Prussian War.


This 142+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Large tear - top center. Please note: There is printing on the verso. There is an original center crease.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 22 x 15 inches; 56 x 38 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!

Keywords specific to this image: German Emperor, Wilhelm I, Crown Prince, Monarch, General, Helmuth von Moltke, Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz, Frederick Charles of Hesse, Eduard Vogel von Falckenstein, Albrecht von Roon, Otto von Bismarck