This 105+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling - bottom. Please note that there is also a light water stain on the bottom right corner.
This image was acquired from a collection of images depicting Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey by Warwick Goble. The views and lives of the city and itsÕ people are captured beautifully by the illustrator, and delve into the history of the city-- from itsÕ ports, to marketplaces, and to itsÕ harbors.
This piece was illustrated by Goble, Warwick. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Warwick Goble (1862-1943) was an illustrator known for creating childrenÕs books with Japanese and Indian themes. Goble often contributed half-tone illustrations to Strand Magazine, PearsonÕs Magazine, and The BoyÕs Own Paper in the late 19th century. In 1893, Goble exhibited at the Royal Academy and began illustrating books a few years thereafter. Interestingly, Goble was the first to illustrate H. G. WellsÕ The War of the Worlds, and became a resident gift book illustrator for MacMillan in 1909. Goble was a master of watercolor and appeared to be in his element when depicting Asian landscapes and portraits. Though Goble never became a household name, he had an extensive amount of background, and was perfectly suited to illustrate the childrenÕs books of the early 20th century.
Keywords specific to this image: Istanbul, Constantinople, Burial, Grave, Monument, Uskudar, Scutari