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1887 Photogravure Forest Pocantico River Sleepy Hollow NY Landscape Nature LSH1

1887 Photogravure Forest Pocantico River Sleepy Hollow NY Landscape Nature LSH1

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"A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land and to pervade the very atmosphere."

This is an original 1887 sepia photogravure of forested landscape with an inset of the Pocantico River in the area near the village of Sleepy Hollow in the town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York, USA during the late 19th century. The village is famous for being the setting of Washington Irving's short story entitled, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

This photogravure is from a Limited Edition Number 55 of 600.


This 126+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light foxing and aging. Light creasing. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is a plate impression bordering the image in this print.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 13.5 x 10.5 inches; 34 x 27 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)

Period Paper is proud to offer a rare collection from 1887 of large-format photogravures, (some with with plate impressions) by J.L. Williams, that capture the landscapes and landmarks of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, New York, and lithographs by artist Felix Octavius Carr Darley that illustrate iconic scenes from American author Washington Irving's literary classic, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was originally published as part of "The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." in 1820. "The Sketchbook" became one of the most widely read works of American literature in Britain or Europe, and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" quickly became regarded as one of Irving's finest and best known works. The text on the photogravures are also part of the gravure printing process - an unusual, but valuable characteristic that enhances the beauty of the images. The collection is from a Limited Edition, Number 55 of 600 copies. A copy of the edition provenance will be included with each item. Produced on very heavy stock, these museum-grade photogravures and lithographs are in immaculate condition and are perfect for framing.

Photography by J.L. Williams.