19th Century European Prints

Great Exhibition, London, 1851


Etching by George Cruikshank, printed from the original plate by L. Calapai in 1968, printer's initials in a blindstamp in the lower right. Plate measures 8 x 9 3/4 inches on 11 x 15 inch wove paper. The scene depicted is of a London street that has come to a standstill due to the volume of people attempting to visit the 'Great Exhibition of the Works of the Industry of all Nations'.

The Prelude


Etching after a painting by Charles Sprague Pearce. Plate size measures 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches on 14 3/4 x 11 3/8 inch medium weight wove type paper. A well inked impression with exquisite detail. C. 1885. Etched for publication in Sylvester Rosa Koehler's book American Art, Illustrated by Twenty-Five Plates, Executed by the Best American Etchers and Wood Engravers, From the Paintings Selected From Public and Private Collections. Schoff studied in Paris from 1839 to 1841 and worked primarily in New England and New York as a bank-note and portrait engraver.