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1874 Wood Engraving WB Murray Finishing Touch Snowman Winter Victorian YTGA1

1874 Wood Engraving WB Murray Finishing Touch Snowman Winter Victorian YTGA1

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"The Finishing Touch"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by W.B. Murray entitled, "The Finishing Touch", that portrays an English mother lifting her daughter up so that she place a corn cob pipe in a snowman's mouth in England, United Kingdom (UK) during the Victorian era.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Small crease - bottom margin. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Light surface rub - bottom left corner. 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 14.5 inches; 27 x 37 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 Murray, W.B.. Artist initials in print - bottom right of image.

Reproductive art by H. Harral.

Keywords specific to this image: Children, Kids

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