antique prints, maps and watercolors

after Winslow Homer (NoonRecess) Harpers Weekly. NewYork: 1873. $150.00

"The Noon Recess"

In the 19th century, before photography became commonplace, newspapers and periodicals were illustrated with wood engravings. Many of the best artists of the day earned their bread and butter creating the original drawings for these prints and which were then engraved on wood by equally talented engravers. These minutely detailed original prints provide fascinating glimpses into the daily life of the period depicting people from all walks of life and in every social stratum. This wood engraving is based upon the work of the great American artist, Winslow Homer and was included in the June 28, 1873 issue of Harper's Weekly. His wood engravings are among the most highly collected and most valuable published by Harper’s Weekly, and one of the very few ways in which a collector can own an original work of art by the great Winslow Homer.

Uncolored wood engraving,
11 x 16 inches sheet,
a full sheet and sharp impression, with water staining on right hand side into image and fox stains throughout margins although not in image.