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Pennsylvania Cityscape Hand-Colored Engravings

Item Details

Alexander L. Dick (Scottish-American, circa 1805 – 1857) after William Henry Bartlett (British, 1809 – 1854)
Custom House, Philadelphia, mid-19th century
Hand-colored engraving on paper
Unsigned
Title inscribed in plate to the lower center margin

A. M. Graham after Godfrey Nicholas Frankenstein (Ohio/Germany, 1820 – 1873)
Pittsburg[sic], late 19th-early 20th century
Hand-colored engraving on paper
Unsigned
Title inscribed in plate to the lower center margin

  • Item not examined outside of mounting

Condition

- the bars of the frame of Pittsburg are very loose and tend to come apart at the lower right corner; discoloration and acid burn to the upper center margin of Custom House, Philadelphia, likely from adhesive residue; toning, foxing, discoloration, accretions, and possible faint water damage to print and paper of Custom House, Philadelphia; slight buckling to Pittsburg print within its frame; light toning, scratches, and faint foxing to print and paper of Pittsburg; minor flecks of loose debris present between the prints and the coverings of each frame; light chips and flaked loose to the wood and veneer at the corners of Custom House, Philadelphia frame; minor abrasions, scratches, scuffs, and accretions to each frame.

Dimensions

11.0" W x 9.0" H x 1.25" D

- measurements of the larger frame (Custom House, Philadelphia), with plate measuring approximately 7.5" W x 5.5" H; smaller frame measures 11.0" W x 9.0" H x 1.0" D, with plate measuring approximately 6.5" W x 4.75" H.

Item #

ITMGC51609

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