This auction is for :- A 1845 c (circa ) finely detailed print from steel engraving, from a series of prints in 'Gallery of Engravings
THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH AND CARTHUSIAN MONK
Beautifully engraved by P Lightfoot from the work by A Chisholm
Subtitled in French
Light staining and handling marks, see pictures
The Fair Maid of Perth (or St. Valentine's Day) is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. Inspired by the strange story of the Battle of the North Inch, it is set in Perth and elsewhere in Scotland at about the year 1400.
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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