Andrew Johnson 1897 antique BEP portrait print
$ 29.95


(United States President)

Issued Washington D.C.: ca. 1897,
almost certainly by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing.

Beautifully engraved late-19th century engraved portrait print, done by the same organization that prints U.S. currency.

The precise, detailed & nuanced engraving style epitomizes a particularly fine visual aesthetic quite unique to this moment in engraving.

This type of richly contrasting light & dark engraved printing process was very difficult and laborious, involving long-apprenticed highly trained skillful pictorial artisans.


Please view scan closely as it allows for a close zoom inspection . The scan is superior to words in convying the appearance of this old print.

[ note: We grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives ].

Sheet is in Average condition -- may display some mostly minor age spotting, soiling or staining as seen in scan, is perhaps lightly age toned, but displays no flaws which are visually offensive -- overall  well printed and still attractive.

Could readily be displayed or collected.

A very nice antique print any collector, dealer or institution would be pleased to own.

Sheet measures c. 5 3/8" W x  8 7/8" H.

Engraved area measures c. 2 1/4" W x  2 5/8" H.


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