While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
City of Louisville PAM188 $75
Each print measures approximately 12 1/2
inches by 9 1/2 inches
We are delighted to offer
these beautiful hand colored steel engravings from the
1872 edition of PICTURESQUE AMERICA or The Land We Live
In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains,
Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canyons,
Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our
Country. It contains many beautiful woodcuts & steel
engravings by famous American artists of the period such
as Thomas Moran, Harry Fenn , F.O.C. Darley, A. F.
Bellows, J.M. Hart, C. Griswold, & W. Shepard.
The work was issued after
the Civil War had devastated the fabric of American life
& people looked to simpler times & the beauty of the
country for solace. Sold originally by subscription, in
blue wrappers, these romantic views became wildly
successful. Today, it is a poignant & bittersweet
experience to look through the series, with its
depictions & descriptions of the bucolic life and superb
scenery that has disappeared or changed dramatically in
the 133 years since publication.
Much of the history of the
country was addressed & it presents a fascinating
glimpse of American life and the forces at work in this
vast & fabulous land, truly the land of opportunity.
We bought our first print
from this work many years ago, without knowing what it
was from. It was a scene of the Florida Coast by Harry
Fenn so evocative that we never fail to look at it with
joy some 35 years down the road. Imagine our delight to
find the whole series of prints, with many more equally
Each print is a steel
engraving measures approximately 12 1/2 inches by 9 1/2
inches. The condition of the plates is excellent, with
the paper being a fine, heavy, wove type. The hand
coloring is the recent work of our professional English
colorists & superbly beautiful. If there is a special
spot in the US that has captured your heart, you may
find it here.
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Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as
gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied.
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