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1872 Wood Engraving Sydney Hall Art Mt Vesuvius Crater Volcano Eruption YTG4

1872 Wood Engraving Sydney Hall Art Mt Vesuvius Crater Volcano Eruption YTG4

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"The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius - 'On the Brink of the Crater' "

This is an original 1872 black and white in-text wood engraving of a sketch by Sydney Hall that depicted a group of artists and scientists at the volcanic crater of Mount Vesuvius in Italy, Europe during the Victorian Era.


This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 13.25 x 10.5 inches; 34 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)

Step back in time to Victorian era London! Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of 1872 wood engravings from the British weekly illustrated newspaper, The Graphic. Founded on December 4, 1869 by William Luson Thomas, The Graphic covered important people, places, and events throughout the Victorian Era and onward until it ceased publication in 1932. This curious and delightful collection features sketches and paintings from artists such as Henry Woods, Arthur Boyd Houghton, Edward Frederick Brewtnall, and Sydney Hall. To continue browsing this collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Hall, Sydney. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

Reproductive art by Montbard.

Keywords specific to this image: Natural Disaster

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