Illustrated London News

1863

Steam Corvette Racoon 22 Guns

H.M. Steam Corvette Racoon, 22 Guns

DESCRIPTION: Fine wood engraving of the British Steam Corvette Racoon, 22 Guns. From the Illustrated London News published from London in 1863, during the hostilities to the west of the U.S. Civil War.

Would frame nicely and present as a fine, thoughtful gift.

"Wood engraving is a printmaking and letterpress printing technique, in which an artist works an image or matrix of images into a block of wood. Functionally a variety of woodcut, it uses relief printing, where the artist applies ink to the face of the block and prints using relatively low pressure. By contrast, ordinary engraving, like etching, uses a metal plate for the matrix, and is printed by the intaglio method, where the ink fills the valleys, the removed areas. As a result, wood engravings deteriorate less quickly than copper-plate engravings, and have a distinctive white-on-black character." (Source: INTERNET )

CREATOR: Illustrated London News

PUBLICATION DATE: 1863

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United Kingdom

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very Good.  Strong impression. Minimal browning of strong paper.

COLORING: N/A

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 9 " x 13 "

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PRICE: $130


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