1929 Wood Engraving Vera Cruz Cafe Mexico Waiter Car Colonial Architecture XGLA9


This is an original 1929 black and white in-text wood engraving of the interior of the Vera Cruz Cafe in Mexico, The cafe is still in operation today's and specializes in Mayan, Aztec, and Mesoamerican Cuisine.


This 82+ 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 8 x 5 inches; 20 x 13 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)

Feast your eyes on the art, culture, and landscape of the Yucatan Peninsula in an exotic portfolio presented by Period Paper. Each wood engraving by the renowned artist Leon Underwood captures the spirit of ancient Mexico. Underwood was so enthralled by the art and culture of Mexico that he traveled to the regions of Yucatan, Tabasco, and Chiapas. With ancient Mayan ruins, marketplaces, and nocturnal alligator hunts, this portfolio covers the most exciting regions in colors as lush as the jungle canopy. Don't miss this exciting quest into the landscape and seascapes that has captured imaginations of artists everywhere. To see more image in this portfolio simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Thanks for looking!

This piece was illustrated by Underwood, Leon .

Underwood, Leon

Leon Underwood (1890-1975), was a famous British sculptor, painter, engraver, and illustrator. He attended the Slade School of Art and founded a magazine called The Island in 1931. His life's work was a variety of mediums and subjects but he was known to dislike abstract art. Underwood was also known to have been influenced by African, Mexican, and Cycladic styles. He later founded Brook Green School in London where he taught and worked at his private studio until his death.

Keywords specific to this image: Food, Beverage, Restaurant, Mayan, Aztec, Mesoamerica, Cuisine, Automobile

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