This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut which depicts the Château of Monceaux, located in Seine-et-Marne, France. Although only a few structures remain, the history surroundig the castle is as impressive as it once was. It was built in the early 16th century, and went through the hands of such figures as Jean Laguette, Catherine de Medicis, Gabrielle d'Estrées, and Marie de Medicis before its partial demolition in 1799.
This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. 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 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.
Keywords specific to this image: architecture, dome, 16th century