British surrender to Washington original antique c.1850 engraved history sceneBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
THE BRITISH SURRENDERING THEIR ARMS
TO GENERAL WASHINGTON, 1781
Printed New York: c. 1845-50.
Very fine original antique historical engraving.
Engraved by J. Stephenson.
A beautifully printed 19th century engraving by a master of the technique. Nice contrast of light and dark.
This particular type of highly skilled hand engraving upon metal plate printing process is now essentially extinct as a method of reproducing popular images, rendering this printed leaf an interesting original artifact from a past era.
Printed on quality heavy stock period paper which shows typical gentle signs of age, some minor light spotting or foxing, yet retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
In Good+ to near Very Good or better antiquarian condition, mostly very clean overall, trivial minor age dustiness or surface wear -- please inspect enlargable scan closely, any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticable within picture provided.
[ 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 ].
The printed area remains visually pleasing and 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. 9 5/8" W x 6 1/4" H.
Printed area measures c. 6 7/8" W x 4 5/8" H.
We encourage you to print this desciption out to keep with the image.