Antique Print-STEAM FRIGATE-HMS MERSEY-E.W.-Smyth-1859

Price: € 44,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: 'The new steam-frigate 'Mersey', 40 guns.' - This plate shows a British steam-powered frigate, the second HMS Mersey, as launched in 1858.
Condition: Very good, given age. Staining in margin. Text on the rear, shows on the front. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Wood engraving on vellin paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 40 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 34.5 x 23.7 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 15.7 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 13.6 x 9.3 inch.
Part Number: 60179
Location: A87-22
Description: This antique print originates from 'The Illustrated London News'. The Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine; its inaugural issue appeared on Saturday, 14 May 1842. The magazine was published weekly until 1971, and less frequently thereafter. Publication ceased in 2003. This plate was published 1859.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Smyth' after 'E.W.'. We have not been able to determine which Smyth was the engraver. We have not been abel to determine who this monogrammist is.