A comprehensive source book of 19th century engravings (mostly detailed steel plate engravings) depicting men in an enormous variety of poses, costumes, and activities. There are figures playing baseball, reading, dancing, horse riding, wrestling, shovelling, fencing, cooking and performing a vast variety of other tasks. Noted collagist Jim Harter has compiled these woodcuts of men spanning a variety geographical locations and historical periods including: medieval knights, Roman gladiators, magicians, firemen, soldiers, miners, beggars, fops, dandies, shepherds, artists, acrobats, bullfighters, doctors, mythological and religious figures (Buddha, Moses, Laocoon), monks, and prisoners. An excellent general miscellany.
This collection of Victoriana is also a useful resource for "action scenes", Victorians at work, in meetings, at a rally, in battle, running races, crossing deserts or playing cards as well as including historical figures, statues, hunting scenes, rescues, historical scenes, underwater diving, dramas, and characterful people.
Versatile collection of historic imagery, perfect for both serious and unusual or comic images.Illustrations:
412 engravings/ woodcutsAuthor:
229 x 305 mmFormat:
Permission FreeISBN 13: