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1874 Wood Engraving Arthur Houghton Art Henry Irving Hamlet Lyceum Theatre YTGA1

1874 Wood Engraving Arthur Houghton Art Henry Irving Hamlet Lyceum Theatre YTGA1

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"Mr. Irving as 'Hamlet' at the Lyceum Theatre"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836-1875) that portrays English stage actor, Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905), dressed in costume for his role as Prince Hamlet at the Lyceum Theatre in Westminster, London, England 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. 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 10.5 inches; 32 x 27 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 pleased to present a collection of wood engravings from The Graphic, 1874, of paintings and illustrations by artists such as Sydney Prior Hall, Henry Woods, Helen Allingham, and many others, that depict the people, places, and events of England and the Victorian era world. To continue browsing this intriguing collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Houghton, Arthur Boyd. Artist initials in print - bottom right of image.

Keywords specific to this image: William Shakespeare, Play, Thespian

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