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1879 Wood Engraving Art Porte De Gand Bruges Belgium Ghent Gate Edward YPE4

1879 Wood Engraving Art Porte De Gand Bruges Belgium Ghent Gate Edward YPE4

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This is an original 1879 monochrome in-text wood engraving of the Ghent Gate or Port de Gand that is located in the city of Bruges, Belgium.


This 132+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 11 inches; 22 x 28 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 Whymper, Edward. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Edward Whymper

Edward Whymper (1840-1911), the mountaineer, explorer, and illustrator, is remembered for being the first man to successfully ascend the Matterhorn of Switzerland in 1865. Whymper was born in London, England and was the second of eleven children. His elder brother Frederick was also an artist and explorer, and became a celebrated wood engraver, much like Edward; both had learned to engrave in their fatherÕs studio. In 1860, Edward was commissioned to create a portfolio depicting Professor BonneyÕs ascent of Mont Pelvoux. Whymper became enthralled with mountaineering during this experience, and went on to explore Mont Blanc and the Pennine Alps for himself for the duration of the 1860s.

Whymper had unsuccessfully tried climbing the Matterhorn eight times, but in 1865, successfully reached the summit with six other party members. Unfortunately, during the descent, four of the men fell to their deaths, after one of the men slipped and fell onto another.

Keywords specific to this image: Europe, Boat, Gentpoort, Medieval, Fortress, Flanders, Architecture, Building, Jan Van Oudenaarde, UNESCO, Tower, Citizen, Townsfolk, River, Bridge, Ducks, Shore, Bank, Castle

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