This is an original 1871 black and white wood engraving of starved horses taken from the city of Metz that was besieged during the Franco Prussian War that lasted between 1870-1871 CE.
This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects.Light surface rub - left margin. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine ++
Dimensions: Approximately 7.5 x 4.5 inches; 19 x 11 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)
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Keywords specific to this image: Military, Franco German War, Army, Troops, Equestrian, Siege, Whip, Riding Crop