'OPENING OF A NEW IRON BRIDGE OVER THE OUSE AT BEDFORD' by 'THE GRAPHIC' (Oct 1884)

'OPENING OF A NEW IRON BRIDGE OVER THE OUSE AT BEDFORD' by 'THE GRAPHIC' (Oct 1884)
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An interesting late 19th century wood engraving from The Graphic (October 25th, 1884) showing various views of Bedford -- including the Grammer School and River Ouse -- at the time of the opening of the new bridge.

First published by William Luson Thomas in December 1869, 'The Graphic' was a popular illustrated newspaper which rivaled 'The Illustrated London News'. Its influence on the art world, in particular, was immense, attracting such admirers as Vincent Van Gogh and Hubert von Herkomer.

  • This is an original wood engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 22.8cms by 21.8cms (including title).
  • The engraving is in very good condition with decent margins. There are a few creases in the paper. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 130 years old.