Imperial Officer Foot guard Russia Military Costume 1809 antique aquatint printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
An Officer of the Imperial Foot Guard
(Russian - Military & Cultural Dress & Costume- Peoples)
Attractive, interesting and uncommon original old aquatint print.
Fine antique Russian ethnic image, capturing a style and manner of dress unique to this 200+ year old date. Great present for your Russian friend or as decoration on a wall.
Issued 1809-10, London by Phillips
Engraved by JC Stadler- PA Hubert painter- drawn by R.K. Porter
The aquatint print era was a very short one, confined largely to the first part of the 19th century. All aquatint images are uncommon, it's only a question of degree. They were all printed in small numbers, they will always be uncommon. In this regard they are similar perhaps to proof issues of coins, which were always limited to begin with, more costly than typical, and many have been lost to time for various reasons.
An actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint of an old print. The sheet could show signs of age difficult to capture digitally, but if we are offering it for sale you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Attractive and appealing old vintage antique print entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A style and manner of depiction entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 9 " x 12" W.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].