This pair of fabulous 19th century engravings - (Left) 'Clarinel' a sweet young girl, daydreaming,(maybe a preteen)was drawn by G. Smith, and (Right) 'Something of A Flirt' which looks like a loving young mother and her adorable flirty little baby boy, was painted by T. Buchanan Read. Both pieces were **engraved expressly for Peterson's Magazine, a high-profile magazine back in the day, and are a really special little combination showing two wonderful aspects of life of the period. They are in very good antique condition and are ready to be framed or left as is. What a lovely addition to a child's room or any room for that matter. What a fabulous gift also!
**The Illman Brothers, Edward and George, were prominent engravers in Philadelphia during the 1800s. Steel engraving was introduced around 1823, replacing the soft copper engravers that could not withstand numerous printings, hence losing detail to the print. During the latter part of the 19th century, colored engravings were introduced.
Measurements: 9 inches tall x 5 1/2 inches wide outside.
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This special gem is part of our personal collection that has been stashed away for more than 30 years, and we are now ready to share with the world.
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