antique prints, maps and watercolors

after Winslow Homer. (Mount Washington) New York: Harper's Weekly, 1869. SOLD

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"The Summit of Mount Washington"

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.

Two well dressed ladies rest side saddle on their horses at the summit of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, the highest mountain in the United States.Others with top hats and parasols join them at the peak.

11 x 16 inches.
Wood engraving.
Excellent condition.