1921 Rotogravure William Orpen Art Portrait Arthur J Balfour Earl Prime XAHA8

208453_XAHA8_045

This is an original 1921 monochrome rotogravure of a portrait of the Right Honorable, Arthur James Balfour, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902-1905.

CONDITION

This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light scuffing.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 7 inches; 15 x 18 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)

Grab your Lee-Enfield rifle and strap on your Brodie helmet and enlist with the soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force, as Period Paper proudly presents an action-packed collection of World War I images by Irish-English artist, Sir William Orpen. Begin your deployment in the trenches of the Western Front in war-torn La Boiselle, France at the infamous Battle of the Somme. Feel the grit and dirt sprinkle your face and gaze in awe at the craters left behind from the explosions by the Royal Engineers at Lochnagar Mine and Thiepval. Take to the skies with some of Britain's finest flying aces of the Royal Air Force (RAF), including the likes of Lt. Arthur Rhys-Davis and Lt. Reginald "Georgie" Hoidge. And after you get you head out of the clouds, join in the the raucous Armistice night celebrations in Amiens! But unlike real combat, remember that there's no need to rush across this No Mans Land! To continue your Tour of Duty, simply click on the link provided before the condition paragraph. Forward, march!

This piece was illustrated by Orpen, Sir William. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Keywords specific to this image: World War I, WWI, Pose, Statesman, Politician, British Empire, Government, Leader, Foreign Secretary, Right Honorable, Lord, Noble, Conservative

XAHA8C21 zz2386