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Original engravings and wood cuts of opera and operatic subjects
from various 19th-century sources
such as

"The Illustrated London News" and "The Graphic"

Original antique engravings and wood cuts over 100 to 175 years old


Please click on the thumbnail images below to assess each antique print's condition.
Minor foxing, age-appropriate toning, and/or edge and corner wear and short tears are possible. Any major flaws will be mentioned in description area below.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on these genuine, original antique prints.
 
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #1

Scene from the opera "Ernani," at her Majesty's Theatre

The Illustrated London News

March 15, 1845

ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVING

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 10.5 x 6.25 inches

PRINTING ON BOTH SIDES OF PAPER

NOTE THE DOG-EAR CREASE UPPER LEFT OF IMAGE

$10
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #2

Scene from Rossini's opera of 'Cenerentola,' at her Majesty's Theatre

The Illustrated London News

March 24, 1849

ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVING

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 10.5 x 7.25 inches

PRINTING ON BOTH SIDES OF PAPER

$10

antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #3

Scene from the new opera of 'The Porter of Havre,' at the Princess's Theatre

The Illustrated London News

Sept. 25, 1875

ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVING

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 10.5 x 7.5 inches

PRINTING ON BOTH SIDES OF PAPER

$10
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #4

Scene from the opera of 'Norma,' at her Majesty's Theatre

The Illustrated London News

June 19, 1847

ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVING

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 10.75 x 7.375 inches

PRINTING ON BOTH SIDES OF PAPER

SOME FOXING IN MARGIN

$10
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #5

[possibly a scene from 'Aida'?, generic Egyptian girl in costume]

undated 19th-century engraving

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 6.5 x 9.5 inches

OLD TEAR WITH ACIDIC TAPE BURN, UPPER RIGHT; FOXING

$10
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #9

Madame Adelina Patti as Aida 1879, at the Royal Italian Opera

The Illustrated London News

May 24, 1879

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 10.75 x 15.75 inches

SOME FOXING IN MARGIN

$15
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #10

[Scene from Aida?]

19th-century lithograph from unidentified source

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 3.25 x 4.25 inches

$15
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #7

CARMEN

19th-century chromolithograph

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 7.25 x 10.75 inches

$30
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #6

Francesca da Rimini
ACT V, SCENE I

1887 photogravure

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 10.5 x 10.25 inches

SOME FOXING IN MARGIN

$10
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #8

Operatic Company on board the P. and O. Steamer going to Egypt

The Illustrated London News

May 9, 1863

ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVING

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 16 x 11 inches

PRINTING ON BOTH SIDES OF PAPER

$20
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #11

Scene from 'Masaniello' at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden
The Combat in the Market-Place of Naples

The Illustrated London News

May 9, 1863

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 16 x 11 inches

SOME RUMPLING ON LEFT SIDE

$20
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #12

The Royal Italian Opera House, Covent Garden

The Illustrated London News

July 10, 1858

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 15.5 x 10.375 inches

MINOR EDGE/CORNER WEAR

$15
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #13

Scene from the new opera, 'Love's Triumph,' at Covent Garden

The Illustrated London News

Nov. 29, 1862

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 15 5/8 x 10 3/4 inches

NOTE SOFT CREASE UPPER RIGHT CORNER

$15
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #14

Scene from 'Don Carlos' at the Royal Italian Opera

The Illustrated London News

July 13, 1867

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 15.5 x 10.5 inches

$20
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #15

Scene from the new opera of 'Faust' at her Majesty's Theatre

The Illustrated London News

July 4, 1863

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 15.75 x 11 inches

A COUPLE OF FOX MARKS IN MARGIN

$20
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #16

Scene from the opera of 'Robin Hood' at her Majesty's Theatre

The Illustrated London News

July 4, 1863

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 15.875 x 11 inches

A COUPLE OF SMALL HOLES IN MARGIN

$20
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #17

Scene from Gilbert and Sullivan's new opera, 'Ruddygore,' at the Savoy Theatre

The Graphic

January 29, 1887

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 16 x 11.5 inches

$20
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #18

Scenes from the Verdi's new opera of 'I Masnadieri' at her Majesty's Theatre
SCENE VI
SCENE LAST

The Illustrated London News

July 31, 1847

SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 10.875 x 15.75 inches

$15
antique opera prints from the 19th century
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate.
(D arvill's digital watermark does not appear on the original antique print.)
REF. #19

The performance of Mascagni's opera "Cavalleria Rusticana' before her Majesty in the Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle

Supplement to The Graphic

January 29, 1887

DOUBLE PAGE SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 22.5 x 15.75 inches, with center fold, as issued

$40

 
 

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