This is an original 1903 halftone print of the great bell and what we are assuming to be the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow, Russia. The bell, also known as the Tsar Bell, is said to be the largest bell in the world, and is currently located close to Ivan the Great Bell Tower. The bell weighs almost 202 tons and is surrounded by various myths and superstitions.
This item is from a limited edition collection of important historical prints produced in 1903. The edition size produced at that time was out of 1,000 and this collection of prints was numbered 870. The edition and number are not present on the individual item but rather was provided for the collection as a whole.
This 108+ 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.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 8.25 x 6 inches; 21 x 15 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)
Keywords specific to this image: Ivanovsky Square, priests, religious, religion, Roman Catholic, church