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Original Antique Engraving 'Head of Orpheus' 1892.
This unique engraving is a bookplate from the First US edition of 'Character Sketches of Romance, Fashion and The Drama', by E Cobham Brewer New York 1892.
It depicts a beautiful young Pre-Raphaelite woman with the head of the slain Orpheus resting on his Lyre.
It is 'after' the original work by Gustave Moreau (1826-98) and engraved by Lalauze (1838-1906).
Based on the story by Milton in his Lycidas it has a letterpress background and a strong plate impression.
Signed in the plate lower left it measures 9" x 12" and comes complete with it's original tissue guard detailing the story of the slaying of Orpheus. According to Greek mythology, he floated down the river Hebrus and landed on the Island of Lesbos..."down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore".
With no creasing or spotting the Antique condition is fine.
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Original Victorian Engraving after Moreau ' Head of Orpheus' 1892.
$100 USD SOLD
Beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW
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