Apostles Peter & John in Samaria c.1890s color litho antique Religious printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
S. PETRUS ET JOANNES IN SAMARIA
Printed Wien (Vienna - Austria): c. 1890's
Fine original antique color lithographed print, produced in the late 19th century.
Delightful little image, looks like a nicely printed version of a medieval miniature painting. The gold ink used is reflective, the image displays a very high level of skillful tiny color printing. Title in Latin below image.
This particular type of mid-19th century colored printing process is very time intensive and highly skilled, involving trained artisans and challenging hand operated machinery, both of which are now quite rare. Because of these and various other factors, it is now essentially extinct as a method of reproducing iconic religious images such as this one.
An interesting and beautifully printed colorful paper artifact from a long past era.
Printed on quality period paper which is lightly unifromly toned, may show typical gentle signs of age, perhaps some minor light spotting or foxing, but retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
An appealing, uncommon and interesting color lithographic image.
In near Very Good or better antiquarian condition, mostly clean overall, light minor age dustiness or surface wear, trivial tiny spotting; please inspect enlargable photo closely, any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticable within picture provided.
In all, a fine printed image entirely worthy of ownership and display.
[ 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 ].
Despite any age flaws, the printed area remains visually pleasing, and the print is well preserved.
Overall a nice impression of an original and interesting antique printed image that any collector, curator or institution would be happy to own or display.
Sheet measures c. 6 1/8" W x 8 7/8" H.
Printed area measures c. 3" W x 4 3/4" H.
We encourage you to print this desciption out to keep with the image.