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1874 Wood Engraving Art Whit Monday Monument Great Fire London Victorian YTG8

1874 Wood Engraving Art Whit Monday Monument Great Fire London Victorian YTG8

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"Whit-Monday in the Clouds - A Sketch in the 'Cage' of the Monument"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration that depicts Londoners inside the enclosed viewing platform at the Monument to the Great Fire of London that is located at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill in London, England. "The Monument", as it is commonly known as, is a Roman Doric column of Portland stone that stands 202 ft tall and that was built between 1671-1677 as a memorial to the Great Fire of London in 1666.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light 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 12.75 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 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: British, Historic Landmark, Building