~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This auction is for :- A 1849 c (circa poss. late 1830's ) finely detailed print from steel engraving, from a series of prints in "Gallery of British Engravings" Entitled :-
Beautifully engraved by R. Brandard from the work by C. Stanfield ARA
A riverside scene with rows of houses, ruin, boats, horse and carts, and L'église Saint-Pierre de Caen in the background (church).
Provenance: Heath's Gallery of British Engravings; Published London; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman
Info. Sunderland born Clarkson Stanfield - Robert Brandard (1805 – 1862) was an English landscape engraver, born Birmingham - Charles Heath (1785–1848) Publisher and Engraver
Steel engraving was a technique for printing illustrations developed during the 1800's. The steel engraving process allowed for much finer detail in the finished print.
It is printed on very good quality paper which is blank on the reverse. The print bears the plate marks or indent markings on the borders which is a feature from the steel engraving printing of prints of this period.
The overall print including titled borders measures 264 x 198 mm (10.25 x 7.75 inches) approximately. The engraved are measures 135 x 100mm (5.25x4inches) approx.
There is a little age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age.
This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.
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