This spectacular pair of 19th century pet-themed engraved prints - (Left) 'The Pets', was drawn by E.Meyerheim, and (Right) 'Eyes Front' was painted by H.B. Roberts. Both pieces were **engraved expressly for Peterson's Magazine, a prominent magazine back in the day, and are a really amusing duo showing a slice of British 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.
**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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