1875 Woodcut Pierre Andre Suffren French Admiral Costume Uniform 18th XEA6


This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut of French admiral Pierre André de Suffren, who was famous for going head-to-head with Sir Edward Hughes in the Indian Ocean and coming out on top. Although he was thought to have died from apoplexy, or a stroke, his manservant was overheard whispering about how his master had, in fact, died in a duel over the reestablishment of several disgraced relatives of the Prince de Mirepoix; something which the Admiral refused to do, no matter who it was a favor for.


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 left 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: attire, clothing, cannon, deck, ship