1872 Wood Engraving TH Matteson Art King Lear William Shakespeare Theater XAPA7


"Illustration of King Lear"

This is an original 1872 black and white wood engraving of illustrations by Tompkins Harrison Matteson that portrayed characters from William Shakespeare's King Lear stage play.


This 141+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. Some light surface rub. Small tear - left margin.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.75 x 6.75 inches; 15 x 17 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 proud to present a portfolio of wood engravings from 1872 by American illustrator and physician, Dr. Alexander Anderson. Anderson was one of the earliest American wood engravers. To continue browsing this unique collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Matteson, Tompkins Harrison. Artist mark in print - bottom left of image.

Reproductive art by Alexander Anderson.

Keywords specific to this image: Royalty, Actor, Portrait, Costume

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