"Life in Russia - Silly Week at St. Petersburg"
This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration that depicts a Muscovite performer dressed in costume for his role as Old Father Christmas and his audience at a "La Semaine Folle" carnival in St. Petersburg, Russia during the Victorian era.
This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is proud to present a collection of wood engravings from 1874 issues of The Graphic magazine that depict the people, places, and events of the Victorian era world, including; Warwick Castle, the homes of John Bunyan and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, soldiers of the British Army during the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, Queen Victoria, and other members of the British Royal Family. To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
Reproductive art by H. Harral.
Keywords specific to this image: Theater, Stage, Pantaloon, Clown