1875 Steel Engraving Portrait Francois Guizot Prime Minister French XEA6


This is an original 1875 black and white steel engraving of the noted French statesman and historian, François Guizote (1787-1874), from a portrait by French artist Paul (HIppolyte) Delaroche. He served as Prime Minister of France to King Louis-Philippe I, and was credited with saying, "Not to be a republican at 20 is proof of want of heart; to be one at 30 is proof of want of head."


This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects.Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a blind emboss mark in the upper left corner.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8 inches; 15 x 20 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)

This image was selected from a collection of woodcuts and steel engravings prolifically depicting scenes from French history, ranging from ancient Gaul to Charlemagne and his wars, to Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette. Historically important for French archivists, these images are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. Period Paper is pleased to present these beautifully preserved images, which would make an ideal addition to any French lover's collection. To view more images from this portfolio, please click on the link offered below the condition paragraph.

This piece was illustrated by Delaroche, Paul. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.

Photography by Sidney L. Smith.

Keywords specific to this image: costume

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