This is an original 1901 lithograph of a painting of King Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey by Sir John Gilbert. It is tipped-in on an approximately 10" x 12" mounting board which has printing on the reverse. A one page descriptive note accompanies this piece.
This lithographed piece is part of a collection of original 1901 prints of the work of artists of all times and nations. The collection was compiled with the idea of showing a thorough representation of Ancient and Modern Art "to appeal not only to men especially versed in the technicalities and the subtleties of art thought, but also to that wider public which desires to make a knowledge of art an abiding interest in home life." All of the pieces in this collection are hand-tipped in, allowing them to be easily removed from their backing and framed. Please note that in the margin above each image there is some slight bleed-through from the reverse side which does not affect the image.
This 110+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some very light aging along the edges of the mounting board and three small spots in the top right corner of the mounting board --please see image.
This piece was illustrated by Sir John Gilbert. There is no visible artist signature -