This listing is for a 1776 print from copper engraving, from the date stated and not a later reproduction.
Alnwick Castle in Northumberland
Engraved by Godfrey from drawings by S. Hooper Keenlyside miel
Provenance: The Antiquities of England and Wales"; by Francis Grose, Printed for Hooper, 25 Ludgate Hill, London 1776 etc.
It is printed on very good quality paper with incomplete text on the reverse. The overall print including borders measures 205 x 130 mm (8 x 5 inches) approx. The borders of this copper line engraving on paper, bears the indent marking from the printing process. This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope. There is age yellowing and no foxing - please check the larger picture for condition. This print inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time. It is printed on hand laid paper. Laid paper is a type of paper having a ribbed texture imparted by the manufacturing process. In the pre-mechanical period of European papermaking (from the 12thC into the 19thC), laid paper was the predominant kind of paper produced. Its use, however, diminished in the 19th century being replace with woven manufactured papers.
Our use of the term "an original print" in the description, refers to a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcuts etc. Inevitably many of these prints would have originally been bound in books.
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