Washington's Monument by W.H. Bartlett
1839 (Bartlett's American Scenery)
Reproduction of an original hand colored engraving. Image 8" x 10", matted to 11" x 14"
Before the advent of modern printing techniques, illustrations for many books, magazines and newspapers were hand engraved on wood blocks or steel plates from sketches or paintings by well-known artists of the day. Each print is a valuable historical document as well as unique work of art.