1874 Wood Engraving Samuel Edmund Waller Art Hooded Seal Hunt Arctic Polar YTG7


"Seals and Sealskins - Hunters Killing the Seals in the Arctic Regions"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by Samuel Edmund Waller (1850-1903) that depicts a pair of British hunters having a splendid time clubbing, skinning, and stabbing Hooded seal pups (Cystophora cristata) or "blue-backs" with poleaxes on the Arctic ice during the Victorian era.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. 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 10.25 x 8.75 inches; 26 x 22 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!

This piece was illustrated by Waller, Samuel Edmund. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Reproductive art by H. Harral.

Keywords specific to this image: Animals, Wildlife, Fur Trade, Sportsman

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