Tonga Warrior Body Face Paint 1843 fascinating old vintage ethnic color printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Guerrier de Tonga Tabou
(Warrior of Tonga- Face and Body Paint)
Printed ca. 1843, Brussels, Belgium
Engraved by Mercier
Fascinating and scarce original old wood engraved ethnic print with original hand color.
The visual presentation is entirely unique for this nationality being shown.
An appealing antique image which could readily be collected on its own merits, displayed or given as a present.
In nice antiquarian condition, mostly clean overall, light age toning or minor surface spotting, overall the image is attractive --
Please inspect enlargeable photo closely - Any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within zoomable 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].
Despite any small age flaws the sheet may display, the printed area remains fresh, clean and visually pleasing. The print is well preserved.
Overall a nice impression of an original and interesting antique printed image that any collector, institution or person of good taste would be happy to own.
Sheet measures c. 6 3/8" W x 10" H.
Engraved area measures c. 4 7/8" W x 6 1/2" H.