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1925 Wood Engraving Falaise Trinity Church Normandy France Blanche McManus XGKB6

1925 Wood Engraving Falaise Trinity Church Normandy France Blanche McManus XGKB6

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This is an original 1925 black and white in-text wood engraving of the street beneath the Church of the Trinity in Normandy, France.


This 86+ 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. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 6 inches; 9 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)

Period Paper is pleased to offer items from an artistic travelogue collection depicting the culture and sites of old Normandy. American artist Blanche McManus Mansfield illustrated the original prints after her journey to the foreign land during the 1900s. This enchanting collection includes images of the native costumes of the time, historic landmarks of the area, scenic landscapes, cultural architecture, picturesque churches, agricultural scenes, antique maps and more. Discover the charming region of old Normandy through these idyllic prints.

This piece was illustrated by McManus, Blanche. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Blanche McManus Mansfield

Blanche McManus Mansfield (1870-1929) was an internationally known artist and writer native to East Feliciana, Louisiana. During the early 1900s, Mansfield spent time traveling Europe and Africa with her husband Francis Miltoun (Milburg Francisco Mansfield), where the two created an illustrated travelog of their time in the regions. Mansfield is most recognized for her paintings, printmaking, illustrations and graphic art design mediums. Her works primarily centered on animals, figures and genre subjects. However, Mansfield was also well known for her series of illustrations for childrenÕs books. MansfieldÕs art had been exhibited at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis WorldÕs Fair).

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