Stephen de Blois King of England "Anarchy" 1732 antique engraved portrait printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
(Stephen de Blois, Grandson of William the Conqueror, Defeated his Cousin Empress Matilda for the Crown, Reign Marked by "The Anarchy")
Issued 1732, London
Engraved by James Smith
Visually fascinating original antique engraved portrait print.
Printed in the mid 18th century, on hand-made paper which has gently age toned as always and displays normal minor waviness, but which remains sound, mostly clean & well preserved.
A lovely artistic image worthy of display which is not often seen.
In Good to Good+ or better condition; normal uniform minor age toning to sheet as typical, and small staining or spotting. Overall the printed image is clean, well preserved and very attractive. Sheet displays a nice patina which is the result of the hand-made materials used to construct the paper and print it.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The zoomable image is a major part of the item description. Please examine closely, as what you see is what we will send you. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws ].
A little-known and fascinating antique printed image which any collector, dealer, institution or person of artistic taste would be happy to own and display.
Sheet measures c. 16 1/8" H x 10 1/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 14 3/8" H x 9 1/4" W