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1873 Wood Engraving Art RNAV Royal Navy Artillery Volunteers HMS President YTG5

1873 Wood Engraving Art RNAV Royal Navy Artillery Volunteers HMS President YTG5

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"The New Corps of Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers - Inspection by Rear-Admiral Tarleton, C.B., on Board H.M.S. 'President'. "

This is an original 1873 black and white in-text wood engraving of a portrait of British sailors in the Royal Navy Artillery Volunteers (RNAV) aboard the 58-gun frigate, HMS President, under inspection by Admiral Sir John Walter Tarelton (1811-1880), an officer in the Royal Navy during the Victorian era.


This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate 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 12.5 x 10 inches; 32 x 25 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 collection of wood engravings from 1873 issues of The Graphic magazine that illustrate the people, places, and events of Victorian era England, including hare coursing at Great Altcar, London cityscapes, sailing ships of the British Royal Navy, and many others! To continue indulging your inner Anglophile, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

Reproductive art by C. Roberts.

Keywords specific to this image: Military, Soldiers, Nautical, Sailing Ship