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1887 Wood Engraving Ars Longa Vita Brevis Palette Easel Artist Portrait XAE1

1887 Wood Engraving Ars Longa Vita Brevis Palette Easel Artist Portrait XAE1

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This is an original 1887 two-color wood engraving titled, "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis," illustrating a young woman painting a portrait of a couple. The title comes from a Latin verse by Hippocrates-- it roughly translates to, "Art is long, life is short."

CONDITION

This 124+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light water stain - bottom left corner.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Two Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 6.25 inches; 24 x 16 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 Williams, Haynes. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Keywords specific to this image: aphorism, easel, painting, palette, costume, fashion, gown, paintbrush, child, children

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