1875 Woodcut Alphonse Neuville John II Costume French Battle Ax Spur XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut of an illustration by French artist Alphonse de Neuville which depicts the serious and slightly brooding King John II of France, known to his people as Jean le Bon (John the Good).

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. There is acid staining in this image. 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 Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8.5 inches; 15 x 22 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.

Keywords specific to this image: Middle Ages, plate mail, shield, gauntlet, greaves, chain mail, surcoat

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