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This pair of 19th century engravings - (Left) 'Claribel' a sweet young girl, daydreaming--probably a tween--was drawn by G. Smith, and (Right) 'Something of A Flirt' which looks like a young loving mother and her flirty little baby boy, was painted by T. Buchanan Read. Both pieces were **engraved expressly for Peterson's Magazine, a high-profile magazine of the day, and are a really special combination showing life of the period. They are in very good antique condition with a bit of normal wear from age and use, 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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19th Century Black and White Engravings, 'Claribel' and 'Something of A Flirt', A Pair
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