antique prints, maps and watercolors

after Winslow Homer (See-Saw, Gloucester, Massachusetts) New York: Harpers Weekly, September 12, 1874. $625.00

"SeeSaw - Gloucester, Massachusetts"

In the 19th century before photography was commonly used, newspapers and periodicals were illustrated with wood engravings. Many of America's finest artists earned a paycheck by working for the newspaper creating original drawings and designs which were engraved onto wooden blocks by equally talented engravers. These wonderfully 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 engraving was based upon the work of the great American artist Winslow Homer, whose wood engravings, and in particular those of New England coast scenes are among the most highly collected and most valuable published in the Harpers Weekly.

Uncolored wood engraving.
11 x 16 inches.
Excellent condition.