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1897 Wood Engraving Charles Keene Punch Magazine Art Mary John Courtship XAY6

1897 Wood Engraving Charles Keene Punch Magazine Art Mary John Courtship XAY6

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This is an original 1897 black and white in-text wood engraving of a flirty conversation between Mary and John titled, "Artful--Very!" The original piece had been featured in Punch.


This 114+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso. Also, please note there is a minor surface disruption between the image and the dialogue.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 7.5 inches; 23 x 19 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 has obtained a collection of artistic halftone prints, wood engravings, and etchings by famous English illustrator and Punch artist, Charles Samuel Keene. A majority of the works in this collection are sketched figures in historical costume attire, complete with artistic commentary and character dialogue. Revel in this charming collection of British caricatures.

This piece was illustrated by Keene, Charles. Artist initials in print - bottom right of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Cultural Historical Costumes, Top Hat, Bonnet, Coattails, British Magazine Publication, England, Courting, Romance, Romantic, Wooden Fence, Countryside, Rural

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