Armored Imperial Guard Smoking 1858 antique engraved hand color printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Garde Imperiale, Genie, Grand Tenue et Tenue de Tranchee
Issued 1858, Paris
Uncommon antique engraved print with original hand color.
The old hand coloring on this print is very well done. The colorist has paid special attention to detail and the overall visual effect is very pleasing.
Printed in the 19th century on quality paper which retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
In about VG or better condition, normal minor light age toning to sheet as typical, some small, trivial foxing in the blank margin, as well as a slight hint of offsetting, overall the image is clean and very attractive, please inspect visual scan closely [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws].
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting image.
Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photos.
Sheet measures c. 6 3/8" W x 10 1/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 4 5/8" W x 5 1/2" H.