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1874 Wood Engraving William J Hennessy Art Sleighing New England Christmas YTGA1

1874 Wood Engraving William J Hennessy Art Sleighing New England Christmas YTGA1

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"Country Sleighing, New England"

This is an original 1874 black and white double-page wood engraving of illustrations by William John Hennessy (1839-1917) that depict scenes of horse-drawn sleigh rides through the New England countryside in winter, snow sledding, and men and women doing the Virginia reel folk dance at a Christmas holiday celebration during the Victorian era.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Small crease - top margin. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso. There is an original center crease.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 22.5 x 14.5 inches; 57 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 Hennessy, William John. Artist signature in print - embedded in image.

Keywords specific to this image: Dancing, Xmas, Black Americana

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