Antique French Gilded Color Chromo Engraving 'Hours of the Day and Night' c1858.
Entitled 'Les Heures du Jour et de la Nuit' (Hours of the Day and Night), this beautiful French hand gilded chromo lithograph color engraving was printed in Paris by Hangard-Mauge and published by Bibl. Imp.
Taken from a Medieval illuminated design it features a group of white clad Angels floating between Heaven and Earth. The sky is full of gilded stars and they have a rainbow of the signs of the Zodiac (also gilded) as their backdrop.
Created by the Italian artist ClaudiusJoseph Ciappori-Puche (1822-1887), and produced by Guire, Paris, it is Numbered FF 7079 K. and is based on a 15th Century design.
Printed on good quality heavy stock paper and blank verso, it is in very good Antique condition and measures 8 3/8" x 5 3/4" in a sheet 11" x 8 1/4".
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