1906 Color Print Forestier Bruges Belgium Beguines Beguinages Begijnhof XGPB9
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This is an original 1906 color print of the béguinage or begijnhof which is a group of buildings used by the Beguines which were a sisterhood of religious women that wanted to serve God but not retire from the world like nuns. These sisterhoods were part of the Roman Catholic Church in the 13th century in the Low Countries and in Bruges, Belgium, in particular.
This 105+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
Grade: Near Mint
Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 5.5 inches; 17 x 14 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 Forestier, Amedee. Artist mark in print - bottom left of image.
Amedee Forestier (1854 Ð 1930) was an Anglo-French artist and illustrator who specialized in historical scenes and landscapes. He was born in Paris and illustrated for The Illustrated London News, the Windsor Magazine and for several novels. He was known for his attention to detail in archaeological representations of finds, such as of the prehistoric man. He also worked at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of London.
Keywords specific to this image: Catholicism, Low Countries, Sisterhood