1874 Wood Engraving Sydney P Hall Art Mer De Glace Switzerland Gornergrat YTGA1


"An Autumn Tour in Switzerland - IX."

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of illustrations by Sir Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922) that portray the Mer de Glace, (or Sea of Ice) glacier on the slopes of the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps mountains and a veteran mountaineer leading a group of amateur climbers at Gornergrat in the Pennine Alps of Switzerland, Europe during the Victorian era.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. 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 10.5 x 13.5 inches; 27 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 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 Hall, Sydney. Artist initials in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Swiss, Landscape, Nature, Wilderness

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