John O'Keeffe Esq. scarce 1800 old vintage Portrait printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
JOHN O'KEEFFE, Esq.
(England - English historical figure)
Printed London: ca. 1800.
Engraved by Blackberd.
A masterful early-19th century stipple engraved portrait print.
This type of richly contrasting engraved printing process was very difficult and laborious, involving long-apprenticed, highly trained skillful pictorial artisans. It also involved challenging hand-operated machinery, inking of plates, sheets of paper individually hung to dry, skill, patience, and other endless tasks and labor. Because of these and various other factors, this printed leaf is an interesting original artifact from long past moment in printing.
Print has been expertly mounted long ago to a larger backing sheet. This was done along the edges only, leaving the back of the original print sheet exposed for examination.
Please view scan closely. There is an enlargeable zoom feature that allows for a close inspection . This is central to the listing. It takes precedence over any words we use. Look at the scan. Study it. Then decide .*
Sheet is lightly to moderately age toned and foxed (age spotted) as is clearly visible within the scan, yet still very appealing visually.
Could readily be displayed or collected.
In all, remains a charming antique printed image any collector, dealer or institution would be pleased to own.
Sheet measures c. 5" W x 8 3/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 3 7/8" W x 65 3/4" H.
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
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