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1874 Wood Engraving George Henry Boughton Art Poisoned Cup St John Portrait YTG8

1874 Wood Engraving George Henry Boughton Art Poisoned Cup St John Portrait YTG8

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"The Poisoned Cup"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of a painting by George Henry Boughton entitled, "The Poisoned Cup" that portrays Saint John the Evangelist holding a cup of poisoned wine which, according to legend, his blessing drew the poison out in the shape of a serpent (snake).


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.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 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!

This piece was illustrated by Boughton, George Henry. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

George Henry Boughton

George Henry Boughton (1833-1905) was an English artist hailing from Norwich, England. He was most recognized for his theatrical set designs, paintings, graphic art designs, and illustrations, as well as his realism and tonalism styles. His works primarily centered on female figures, marine and nautical, genre, portraits, winterscapes, landscapes, and historical subjects. BoughtonÕs art has been exhibited at the Centennial International Exposition of 1876 (Philadelphia WorldÕs Fair), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Boston Art Club, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 (St. Louis WorldÕs Fair), the WorldÕs Columbia Exposition of 1893 (Chicago WorldÕs Fair) and more. He was later affiliated with the Brooklyn Art Association, the National Academy of Design and others.

Keywords specific to this image: Christian, Religious, Apostle, Bible, New Testament, Disciple

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