New York, PRINT, an extremely large fine authentic handcoloured steel engraving of New York by C. Mottram after J. W. Hill

HILL (John William).

Published by New York F. & G. W. Smith, 1855
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engraved surface measuring approximately 725mm. by 1275 mm. overall measurement with margins and engraved caption 1013 mm. by 1520 mm. a truly magnificent steel engraved panoramic view of New York from the sea depicting sailing ships and steam boats, late impression sometimes known as a "restrike" printed by hand from the original antique steel printing plate made in 1855 and coloured by hand in watercolours, believed to be the largest size engraving ever produced of any subject, In immaculate fresh condition with colours unfaded. John William Hill, 1812 - 1879, a landscape and topographical painter and an aquatint engraver, he was the son of John Hill a skilled London printmaker who emigrated to America. He worked for the New York State Geological Survey. Known for his studies of American cities, as an admirer of John Ruskin, became a leading American Pre-Raphaelite. Bookseller Inventory # 7329

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Title: New York, PRINT, an extremely large fine ...

Publisher: New York F. & G. W. Smith

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Hardcover

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