1874 Wood Engraving Long Man Wilmington Windover Hill East Sussex England YTG7

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"The Wilmington Giant"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration that depicts the hill figure known as the Long Man of Wilmington, (or the Wilmington Giant, the Green Man), that is located on the slopes of Windover Hill near Wilmington, East Sussex, England. The figure stands 69.2 meters (227 ft) tall, and is speculated by archaeologists and historians to have originated in either the Neolithic period, Iron Age, or the early 16th or 17th centuries.

CONDITION

 

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 10 x 6.75 inches; 25 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 pleased to present a collection of wood engravings from The Graphic, 1874, of the people, places, and events of Victorian era England and world, including the wedding of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh to Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, and scenes from the American "Wild West". To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

Keywords specific to this image: Art, Historic Landmark

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