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1873 Wood Engraving HM Vaughan Hughes Art HMS Hercules Northumberland Ship YTG5

1873 Wood Engraving HM Vaughan Hughes Art HMS Hercules Northumberland Ship YTG5

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"The Foul of HMS 'Hercules' and 'Northumberland' in Funchal Roadstead, Madeira"

This is an original 1873 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by H.M. Vaughan Hughes that depicts the central-battery ironclad HMS Hercules of the British Royal Navy (RN) ramming into the Minotaur-class armoured frigate HMS Northumberland during a gale in 1872 off the coast of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal 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 9.5 x 6.75 inches; 24 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 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!

This piece was illustrated by Hughes, H.M. Vaughan. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: Nautical, Military, Sailing

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