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1876 Print Bullfight Spain Espada Sword Matador Torero Stadium Arena XGJC4

1876 Print Bullfight Spain Espada Sword Matador Torero Stadium Arena XGJC4

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This is an original 1876 black and white relief line-block print of "The Espada" or sword. It appears that the matador is about the end the bullfight with one swift movement of his sword. This scene probably occurred somewhere in Spain.

CONDITION

This 135+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso. There are also a few small dark spots in the margins of this piece.

  • Product Type: Relief Line-block Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 6 inches; 22 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 piece was illustrated by DorŽ, Paul Gustave. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Paul Gustave Doré (1832Ð1883)

Doré was an incredibly talented French artist, best known for his wood and steel engravings. As a child growing up in Strasbourg, he constantly got into trouble for his elaborate pranks, which in hindsight were a testament to his extremely creative mind. Among others, he illustrated editions of such notable works as the Holy Bible, Don Quixote, and the writings of Lord Byron.

Keywords specific to this image: Costume, Cape

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