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Black and white engraving of a stag with mountain vista behind; molded wooden frame painted black on sides, covered with gesso and gilt on front. On back of frame, under mylar there appears to be another engraving or print, the back of which is inscribed.
paper (fiber product)
steel engraving (printing process)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Stag engraving inscribed: ""Painted by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A./Engraved by Thom Landseer."" Second engraving inscribed: ""The American Edition of Boydell's/Illustrations of Shakspeare,/Restored to all the pristine beauty of the first proofs./.../New York./S. Spooner, 106 Liberty-St.""
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1802-1873 (Painter)
34.25 x 33 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May