This is an original 1884 black and white wood engraving of Matilda of Tuscany (Italy) who was a noblewoman that was a strong supporter of Pope Gregory VII during the Investiture Controversy. She is also remembered for her military accomplishments.
This 127+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. Minor print defect - center right. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 6 inches; 9 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)
Keywords specific to this image: Italia, Portrait, Manuscript, Controversy