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This is an original 1892 lithograph, from a watercolor by William T. Smedley, of a peaceful boating scene on the River Avon near Stratford.
Period Paper has obtained a lovely collection of lithographs and first-impression photogravures of the landscape and architecture of late-19th century Warwickshire-- the rural county in the West Midlands region of England famed as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The lithographs in this collection are tipped-in on a heavy mounting stock. The photogravures are first impression and the impression of the printing plate is visible. (The first impression printing of a photogravure produces the clearest and most detailed image and is highly sought after by collectors.)
This 119+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is some wear along the edges of the mounting board and a blemish in the top left corner of the lithograph. Please note that there is handwriting in pencil on the mounting board which we are unable to date, but which could be matted out or erased.