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Antique Print: The Height of Ambition

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The Height of Ambition
From The Art Journal
Engraved by C Cousen after artist Jacob Thompson
Published by Virtue & Co. London
Circa 1867
Medium: Steel Engraving using the Chine method of presentation - Hand Colored - Gilded page edges
Folio page size 23” x 16 ½” Image area 9 7/8" x 6 3/4" Condition:
Excellent -  foxing spots on outer edge of bottom and top of Chine paper with no damage to image - poorly repaired 2 " tear in top margin with no damage to image.
Chine method refers to thin tissue paper, traditionally from China or Japan that the image was printed on to create a sharper and cleaner printed image and adhered to a thick textured paper by paste or a glue called Colle. A depressed area around the Chine paper on the thick supporting paper by the pressing of the Chine paper giving the appearance of a engraving plate impressed area.
Coloration of presentation image may vary slightly from original print.
Text may not be visible on presentation scan to present a larger print image but is complete and readable on original print

Price: $50.00

Stock Number: ARTJ-BP68-8
In Stock: 1


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