Icebergs

Method Wood engraving with original hand colouring
Artist Josiah Wood Whymper
Published Published under the Direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, Appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge [c. 1849]
Dimensions Image 181 x 232, Sheet 195 x 278 mm
Notes Plate 6 from Josiah Wood Whymper's 'Thirty Plates Illustrative of Natural Phenomona, Etc.' The plate depicts a magnificent arctic iceberg illuminated by the night sky. Two boats progress around it. Extensive explanatory text printed below.

The thirty plates from the work were offered both coloured and uncoloured, as can be seen from the differing prices below the publisher's imprint.

Josiah Wood Whymper (1813-1903) was an English wood engraver, book illustrator and watercolourist who specialised in riverscapes. He was also well known for his fine engravings of animals, fish and landscapes for 'The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge'.

Condition: Slight time toning. Staining to right.
Framing unmounted
Price £60.00
Stock ID 45309

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