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Great Men and Famous Women
A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in history

edited by Charles F. Horne • New York, Selmar Hess, publisher • 1894 first edition, 1899 reprint
[Originally issued in 68 parts, by subscription and bound into 8 volumes.]

Original photogravures, wood-engravings and typogravures 110-115 years old.

Sheet size (most, from 1894 first edition): approximately 11.5 x 8.5 inches
Sheet size (some, from 1899 reprint): approximately 12 x 9.5 inches
Image sizes vary

Please click on the thumbnails below for an enlarged view.
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, thus only the scannable portion is shown.

ARTISTS AND AUTHORS • VOLUME VIII
Also available: Soldiers and Sailors, Statesmen and Sages, and Workmen and Heroes.
Sarah Bernhardt as Cleopatra
Sarah Bernhardt as Cleopatra

Georges Clairin

Photogravure
$15
Raphael Introduced to Da Vinci
Raphael Introduced to Da Vinci

Brune Pagès

Typogravure (half-tone)
$15
Michael Angelo and Vittoria Colonna
Michael Angelo and Vittoria Colonna

Hermann Schneider

Photogravure
$15
Leo X at Raphael's Bier
Leo X at Raphael's Bier

Pietro Michis

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
A Fete at the House of Titian
A Fête at the House of Titian

F. Kraus

Wood Engraving
$10
Albert Durer's Wedding
Albert Dürer's Wedding

A. Bodenmüller

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Albrecht Durer Visits Hans Sachs
Albrecht Dürer Visits Hans Sachs

Richard Gross

Photogravure
[Light dampstain outside of image area in upper left margin]
$15
Marie de Medici at the House of Reubens
Marie de Medici at the House of Reubens

Florent Willems

Photogravure
$10
Connoisseurs at Rembrandt's Studio
Connoisseurs at Rembrandt's Studio

Adolphe-Alexandre Lesrel

Photogravure
$10
Hogarth Sketching the Highway of Queenborough
Hogarth Sketching the Highway of Queenborough

Interested in Hogarth? Darvill's has one of the largest collections of original Hogarth prints in the world! See them here.

Wood Engraving
$10
Benjamin West, President of the Royal Academy
Benjamin West,
President of the Royal Academy

Sir Thomas Lawrence

Engraving
$10
Meissonier's Atelier
Meissonier's Atelier

Georges Bretegnier

Photogravure
$10
Rosa Bonheur
Rosa Bonheur

E. Dubufe

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Handel's River Concert for George I
Handel's River Concert for George I

A. Hamman

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Mozart Singing His Requiem
Mozart Singing His Requiem

Thomas W. Shields

Photogravure
$20
An Anecdote about Beethoven
An Anecdote about Beethoven

Paul Leyendecker

Photogravure
$15
Haydn Composing his 'Creation'
Haydn Composing his 'Creation'

A. Hamman

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Paganini in Prison
Paganini in Prison

Louis Boulanger

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt

Fortuné-Joseph-Séraphin Laybaud

Photogravure
$20
Wagner and his Friends
Wagner and his Friends

Wilhelm Beckmann

Photogravure
$15
Garrick as Richard III
Garrick as Richard III

William Hogarth

Engraving
Darvill's has one of the largest collections of original Hogarth engravings in the world, including this one. To see the original 'Garrick as Richard III' by Hogarth, click here.
$10
Forrest as Metamora
Forrest as Metamora

from photograph

Wood Engraving
$10
Charlotte Cushman as Mrs. Haller
Charlotte Cushman as Mrs. Haller

Watkins

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Rachel as the Muse of Greek Tragedy
Rachel as the Muse of Greek Tragedy

Jean Léon Gérôme

Photogravure
$15
Joe Jefferson as Bob Acres
Joe Jefferson as Bob Acres

From Life

Photogravure
$10

Great Men and Famous Women
(published 1894 and 1899)

Soldiers and Sailors
[volumes I and II]

Statesmen and Sages
[volumes III and IV]

Workmen and Heroes
[volumes V and VI]

Artists and Authors
[volumes VII and VIII]