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1875 Steel Engraving William Henry Bartlett Cloth Hall Ypres 18th Century XEA6

1875 Steel Engraving William Henry Bartlett Cloth Hall Ypres 18th Century XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white steel engraving of an illustration by British artist William Henry Bartlett which was engraved by another famous British artist, Albert Henry Payne. It depicts the town hall (known as the Cloth Hall) of Ypres, Belgium, so named for its medieval cloth market. It suffered greatly from artillery fire during World War I, but has since been restored.


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

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 6 inches; 20 x 15 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 Bartlett, William Henry. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.

Bartlett, William Henry

William Henry Bartlett (1809-1852) was a skilled British artist who specialized in steel engravings. He was also an avid traveler who made frequent trips to the Middle East and the Americas. Unfortunately, his excessive exploration was a downfall, as he died of a fever whilst onboard a French ship off the Maltese coast.

Photography by Payne, Albert Henry.

Keywords specific to this image: tower, landmark, middle ages

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