This is an original 1873 black and white steel engraving of "Spanish Peasant Girl," by Bartolome Esteban Murillo.
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682) was a native of Seville, Spain. He was most recognized for his religious paintings. Murillo studied under Juan del Castillo, as well as Velasquez. Later, Murillo served as president of the Seville Academy of Painting. Unfortunately, in 1682, during his work for the high altar of the Capuchin Church of Cadiz, he fell from a scaffolding, sustaining severe injuries, which, consequently, led to his death.
This 138+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is some minor blemishing in the margins of this engraving.
Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 11 inches; 25 x 28 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)
This piece was illustrated by Murillo, Bartolome Esteban. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Fruit Basket, Fish, Blanchard, Social Class