This is a group of NINE antique engravings. They are all authentic and original, slightly sepia toned from age, and the subjects are just so endearing -- ice skating, riding horses and ponies, catching a butterfly, children sharing a secret ... and more.
These images are all in extremely nice condition and deserve to be framed. There are NO stains, rips or tears, NO off colors on the scenes (the outer edges of the paper do show some light damage, SEE OUR PICTURES please. The printing is sharp and distinct. outside edges of the paper are minimally damaged with short edge tears or folded over, but that won't make any difference in framing the prints.
These are printed on ONE SIDE ONLY and likely were book or magazine pages. At least three, perhaps more, are from Peterson's Magazine, a popular American magazine focusing on women that was in business between 1842 and 1898.
All are the same size: The images are 6.75 inches by 4.75 inches (NOT including the title that is printed beneath each). The page size is 6.5 inches by 9 inches.
TITLES appearing under each print -
(1) THE "FAST" EXPRESS - a girl on ice skates being pulled by a large dog
(2) THE RIDE IN THE PARK - a lady and gentleman enjoying horseback riding, beautiful detail of a young woman riding sidesaddle on a sweet-faced horse; other equestrians appear lightly in the background
(3) SUCH A LOVE OF A MAN - Engraved expressly for Peterson's Magazine / Painted by E Bontibonne / Engraved and Printed by Illman Brothers / See the Story / - In an ice skating scene, two young ladies vie for the attentions of a gentleman, while another young woman looks on enviously in the background and a spaniel dog runs alongside
(4) THE BUTTERFLY - A girl attempting to catch a butterfly with her hat
(5) FROSTY WEATHER: A GALLOP THROUGH THE LANE - a family out for a ride on a cold day, father is on his horse with son and daughter each on a pony
(6) A BORN COQUETTE (signed BYRAM) - a girl stands on a chair looking at herself in her mother's mirror. Note the vanity items hairbrush, hair receiver, perform bottle ...
(7) THE CHILD'S PRAYER - A youngster in a nightgown kneeling at bedside to pray
(8) THE WHISPER Engraved expressly for Peterson's Magazine / Painted by J. SANT / Engraved and Printed by Illman Brothers - Two little girls caught likely sharing a secret
(9) THREE "TOM-BOYS" Engraved expressly for Peterson's Magazine / Painted by J. G. BROWN / Engraved and Printed by Illman Brothers (This one still has the original tissue paper cover attached) - Three girls "rough housing" standing on a swing, in what was then considered tomboy behavior (how times have changed)!
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