Lady with Flowers 1880's Germany Engraving Ornate Frame
Offering this beautiful 1880's engraving print of a lovely young woman holding a bouquet of flowers. Details are exquisite from the tiny petals on the floral bouquet to the wispy curls of hair that frame her beautiful face. This is a German art print/wood engraving, dating from the 1880's, reverse side is blank. Special acid free professional matting in burgundy, edged in white, title signature is also framed with matting. Signed J. Ballavoine: Jugend. Protective glass covering, and hanger on back. Set in a vintage wood frame with ornate raised details, antique gold finish; inner edge has rich dark green velvet. Overall measures 25 inches tall x 21 inches wide - engraving as seen is 12 inches tall x 9 inches wide - not including title line. Very good condition, no damage to print - excellent condition; matting and glass are new; frame has no chips, light age toning which only adds to the charm of this art piece. At the end of the 19th century, photography was becoming the medium of choice for making prints of the original works of art. Until then, the engraving was the predominant medium used. Engravers, especially in Germany, were challenged by this new medium and perfected their skills to create engravings of unparalleled accuracy, quality and beauty. They became works of art in their own right. This exquisite piece of art would compliment any decor, any room, a lovely investment for the future!