This is an original 1904 black and white photogravure of an illustration by Joseph Pennell of the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, a Benedictine monastery in Tuscany, Italy.
This 107+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.
See the sights of Tuscany (Toscana) through the eyes of the American artist, Joseph Pennell, in this collection of prints from 1904. Explore the churches, the piazzas, the architecture, and landscape of this region of Italy known for its history, artistic works, and traditions. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, the Tuscan region produced such greats as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giovanni Boccaccio, and Dante.
This piece was illustrated by Pennell, Joseph.
Joseph Pennell (July 4, 1857 Ð April 23, 1926) Pennell was an American artist and author. He was born in Philadelphia where he studied until graduation and then went to Europe and made his home in London. He produced many books, but was well known for his etching and illustration talents. He taught at the Slade School of Art, but did work for America throughout his career; most notably a poster for the fourth Liberty Loans campaign where Lady Liberty and New York were in flames and under attack.