antique prints, maps and watercolors

after Winslow Homer. (Newport, Rhode Island) New York: Herper's Weekly, 1865. $325.00

"Our Watering-Places - The Empty Sleeve at Newport"

A very confident and elegantly dressed woman holds the reins of the horses pulling a wicker carriage and her mail passenger over the dusty roads beside the Newport beaches.

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 designs for these prints and which were then engraved 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. His wood engravings are among the most highly collected and most valuable published by Harper’s Weekly.

16 x 11 inches.
Wood engraving.
Excellent condition.