This auction is for :- A 1845 c (circa ) finely detailed print from steel engraving, from a series of prints in 'Gallery of Engravings
PRINCE PHILIPPE COUNT OF FLANDERS
Beautifully engraved by T A Dean from the work by Sir W Ross
a portrait of a young Prince Philippe of Belgium, Count of Flanders (24 March 1837 – 17 November 1905) was the third born (but second surviving) son of Leopold I, King of the Belgians and his wife Louise d'Orléans (1812–1850). He was born at the Château de Laeken, near Brussels, Belgium. He was created Count of Flanders on 14 December 1840.
He was the heir presumptive to the Belgian throne, from 1869 (upon the death of his nephew) until his own death in 1905.
In 1866, after the abdication of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Prince of Romania, he refused the Role of the new Romanian sovereign, and the throne was later accepted by Carol I.
Some light staining and edge tears, one or two small dents
Provenance: Heath's Gallery of British Engravings; Published: London by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman
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 indent markings on the borders which is a feature from the steel engraving printing of prints of this period.
The overall print including borders measures 245 x 200 mm (9.5 x 8 inches) approximately.
There is a little age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age and there may be some scattered but light, brown spotting ( foxing ). This print inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time - please check the larger picture for condition, anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description.
This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.
Info. The term "an original print" is 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. Many prints inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time
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