Woman caught smuggling under her dress Police c.1860's Nadar hand color printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
La Criminolinomanie- par Nadar
(Woman smuggling goods under her dress- caught red-handed by police)
Beautiful and uncommon original old mid-19th century hand colored print. Originally a periodical cover, thus text and different illustration(s) on reverse.
Issued c.1860's-70's, Paris for Petit Journal pour Rire
Art by Nadar, original period hand coloring
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.
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.].
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. Remarkable to consider that once upon a time you would buy periodicals on a newsstand which were colored by hand!
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. 12" H x 8" W.
Printed area measures c. 8 " H x 7 " W