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This is an original circa 1901 black and white wood engraving of a painting by Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet (1836-1919) entitled "The Catapult" that depicted ancient Roman soldiers manning a siege engine at the Battle of Carthage, Tunisia, Africa that was fought between 149-146 BCE during the Third Punic War.
This 111+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light creasing. Some light surface rub.
Period Paper is proud to present a portfolio of wood engravings from circa 1901 of paintings from famous British artists such as; Sir Edwin Landseer, Thomas Jones Barker, Ford Madox Brown, Clarkson Stanfield, George Henry Boughton and many others. To continue browsing this unique and varied collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Poynter, Edward J.. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Military, Army, Combat, Rome, Weapon