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The Art Treasures of England
The Master-Pieces of the Best English, Irish and Scottish Painters and Sculptors
Represented by over One Hundred Fine Steel Engravings with Biographical and Descriptive Text

Edited by J. Vernon Whittaker
Philadelphia, Gebbie & Barrie, Publishers, 1876

Original steel engravings over 130 years old

(Chine collé method: Chine refers to thin tissue paper, traditionally imported from China, Japan and India
Collé refers to the glue or paste used to attach this thin tissue to heavier Western-made plate paper.
The smooth surface of the Oriental tissue papers accepts finer printing detail than the more coarsely textured plate papers.
Tissue papers are, however, quite weak. Pasting them to thicker paper gives them strength and stability.)

Sheet size: approximately 13 x 18 inches (approx. 32 x 46 cm).
Image size varies (noted below thumbnail image)

Please click on a thumbnail for a view of the entire plate.

Suspense

Suspense

ORIGINAL ARTIST: A. Johnston
ENGRAVER: F. Bourne

Approximate image size: 6.375 x 8 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Light foxing on the woven paper on which the India paper layer is adhered. Very faint foxing on the right side of the engraving at the edge.

$30
Phoebe Mayflower

Phoebe Mayflower

ORIGINAL ARTIST: R. Gavin
ENGRAVER: C.H. Jeens

Approximate image size: 7 x 8.75 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Light foxing lower right and lower center.

$20
The Snake in the Grass [or, Cupid Unloosing the Girdle of Beauty]

The Snake in the Grass
[or, Cupid Unloosing the Girdle of Beauty]

ORIGINAL ARTIST: Sir Joshua Reynolds
ENGRAVER: H. Robinson

Approximate image size: 6.25 x 8 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Light foxing lower right corner of image.

sold
La Coquette

La Coquette

ORIGINAL ARTIST: Sir Joshua Reynolds
ENGRAVER: Le Guillermie

Approximate image size: 5.125 x 6.75 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Light foxing on woven paper under-layer. Actual India paper layer is very clean.

$20
The Rejected Poet

The Rejected Poet

ORIGINAL ARTIST: W.P. Frith
ENGRAVER: C.W. Sharpe

Approximate image size: 7.25 x 9 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A few fox marks on the woven paper under-layer. Actual India paper engraving layer is very clean.

$20
Feeding the Sacred Ibis in the Halls of Karnac

Feeding the Sacred Ibis
in the Halls of Karnac

ORIGINAL ARTIST: E.J. Poynter
ENGRAVER: F. Joubert

Approximate image size: 7.25 x 9.75 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A few fox marks in the margins. Image area very clean.

$30
First Love

First Love

ORIGINAL ARTIST: Joseph F. Jenkins
ENGRAVER: S. Sangster

Approximate image size: 9.875 x 7.125 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: One fox mark in the upper margin. Image area very clean.

$30
Domestic Troubles

Domestic Troubles

ORIGINAL ARTIST: John Burr
ENGRAVER: W. Greatbach

Approximate image size: 10.125 x 6.75 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Light foxing in margins. Image area very clean.

$25
The Woodland Gate

The Woodland Gate

ORIGINAL ARTIST: W. Collins
ENGRAVER: C. Cousen

Approximate image size: 9.875 x 7.5 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Foxing, mostly in margins, but also light foxing in left side of image.
Tear in top margin (stabilized with archival filmoplast).

Crossing the Stream

Crossing the Stream

ORIGINAL ARTIST: Sir A.W. Calcott
ENGRAVER: J. Cousen

Approximate image size: 9.5 x 7 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks on woven under-layer, but India paper engraved layer is very clean.

$30
The Highland Keeper's Daughter

The Highland Keeper's Daughter

ORIGINAL ARTIST: R. Ansdell
ENGRAVER: C. Cousen

Approximate image size: 7.675 x 10 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks on woven under-layer, but India paper engraved layer is very clean.

$30
Dry Reading

Dry Reading

ORIGINAL ARTIST: A. Geddes
ENGRAVER: W. Greatbach

Approximate image size: 9.5 x 7 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks on woven under-layer, but India paper engraved layer is very clean.

$25
Bathers Surprised by a Swan

Bathers Surprised by a Swan

ORIGINAL ARTIST: W. Etty
ENGRAVER: E.F. Portbury

Approximate image size: 8.5 x 8.5 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks on woven under-layer, but India paper engraved layer is very clean.

$30
The Visit to the Nun

The Visit to the Nun

ORIGINAL ARTIST: C.L. Eastlake
ENGRAVER: S. Smith

Approximate image size: 10 x 7.5 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks on woven under-layer, but India paper engraved layer is very clean.

$30
The AlmsóDeeds of Dorcas

The Alms—Deeds of Dorcas

ORIGINAL ARTIST: W.C.T. Dobson
ENGRAVER: H. Bourne

Approximate image size: 7.875 x 9.5 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks on woven under-layer and faint foxing in sky area of image,

$25
Da Foe in the Pillary

Da Foe in the Pillary

ORIGINAL ARTIST: Eyre Crowe
ENGRAVER: F.C. Armitage

Approximate image size: 9.75 x 7.675 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks on woven under-layer and faint foxing in upper right corner of image,

$25
Uncle Toby and the Widow

Uncle Toby and the Widow

ORIGINAL ARTIST: C.R. Leslie
ENGRAVER: L. Stocks

Approximate image size: 6.875 x 10 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks on woven under-layer. Actual engraved Indian paper layer is very clean.

The Duel Interrupted

The Duel Interrupted

ORIGINAL ARTIST: Marcus Stone
ENGRAVER: H. Bourne

Approximate image size: 10.125 x 6.125 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks on woven under-layer and margin of Indian paper engraved layer. The actual image area is very clean.

$25
The Corn Field

The Corn Field

ORIGINAL ARTIST: John Constable
ENGRAVER: C. Cousen

Approximate image size: 8.25 x 9.675 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Foxing, mainly in margins. Unobtrusive foxing at edges of image.

Kept In

Kept In

ORIGINAL ARTIST: E. Nicol
ENGRAVER: F. Stephenson

Approximate image size: 7.375 x 9.675 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Foxing in margins only.

$25
The Justice of the King

The Justice of the King

ORIGINAL ARTIST: F. Faed
ENGRAVER: C.H. Jeens

Approximate image size: 9.875 x 7 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Foxing in margins only.

$25
Words of Comfort

Words of Comfort

ORIGINAL ARTIST: F. Faed
ENGRAVER: Robert C. Bell

Approximate image size: 10 x 7.5 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Foxing

$20
The Pet of the Common

The Pet of the Common

ORIGINAL ARTIST: J.C. Horsely
ENGRAVER: H. Lemon

Approximate image size: 9.25 x 7.5 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Foxing in margin of woven paper under-layer only.

The Friend in Suspense

The Friend in Suspense

ORIGINAL ARTIST: Sir Edwin Landseer
ENGRAVER: C. Lewis

Approximate image size: 10.75 x 7.5 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Foxing mainly in margins, but also at left edge of image.

$25
The Scanty Meal

The Scanty Meal

ORIGINAL ARTIST: J.F. Herring
ENGRAVER: E. Hacker

Approximate image size: 9.875 x 7.675 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of fox marks on woven paper under-layer. India paper engraved layer is very clean.

$30
Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

ORIGINAL ARTIST: Sir Thomas Lawrence
ENGRAVER: J. Horsburgh

Approximate image size: 8.125 x 9.75 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Foxing in margins.

$25
God's Acre

God's Acre

ORIGINAL ARTIST: Miss E. Osborn
ENGRAVER: H. Bourne

Approximate image size: 7.375 x 9.375 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Light foxing in margins.

$25
The Church of St. Paul, Antwerp

The Church of St. Paul, Antwerp

ORIGINAL ARTIST: David Roberts
ENGRAVER: E. Challis

Approximate image size: 7.875 x 10.25 inches

CONDITION ISSUES:  A couple of fox marks in the woven paper layer. Actual India paper engraving layer is very clean.

$25
Accident or Design?

Accident or Design?

ORIGINAL ARTIST: G. Pope
ENGRAVER: G. Greatbach

Approximate image size: 9.875 x 7 inches

CONDITION ISSUES:  A couple of fox marks in the woven paper layer. Actual India paper engraving layer is very clean.

$25
The Bird-Catchers

The Bird-Catchers

ORIGINAL ARTIST: W. Hemsley
ENGRAVER: H. Brandard

Approximate image size: 9.75 x 7 inches

CONDITION ISSUES:  A couple of fox marks in the woven paper layer. Actual India paper engraving layer is very clean.

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