This is an original 1899 halftone print of Love that Wastes our Little Schoolgirl's Time by Byam Shaw. This is a beautiful image of a school girl getting distracted by 'love'. This is a very creative way of representing love in this child's mind. Love here is an angel dressed in a lavish dress, with arrows behind her. She has a big, coy smile and is building a pyramid with hearts cards in front of this young girl. Shaw does a great job of showing what schoolgirls really think about.
This 112+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 7.25 x 10.75 inches; 18 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)
This piece was illustrated by Shaw, Byam. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.