This auction is for :- A 1845 c (circa ) finely detailed print from steel engraving, from a series of prints in 'Gallery of Engravings
THE RIVER OF THE WATER OF LIFE
Beautifully engraved by R Brandard from the work by H Melville
THE RIVER OF THE WATER OF LIFE, a fanciful interpretation of a Quote from the Bible - "Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and His servants will serve Him." Rev. 22:1-3
light staining and some small border edge tears - see pictures
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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