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This large Victorian engraving entitled, Large Victorian era engravings are now very scarce.
Nineteenth century framers had no knowledge of conservation methods and thus the majority of these valuable works of art have simply disappeared or have been unalterably stained and marred in their acidic matting and frames.
Such is the case with this fine impression of These large engravings became the driving force of the Victorian art world."Too Near the War-Path" portrays the dangerous existence of early American settlers and is an important example of Victorian era engraving created by the British artist, William Henry Simmons."Little is known of the private life of William Henry Simmons although he was one of the finest Victorian engravers in the mixed style and produced a vast body of work.In fact, all the famous artists in England and America devoted their energies to the lucrative engraving market.Painters of international stature, such as George Henry Boughton (1883-1905), Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), Sir Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton (1830-1896), John George Brown (1831-1913) and Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema (1836-1912) made their fortunes more by selling engraving rights to the publishers than by the actual sales of their paintings.
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