Print: Baxter - CL 150  - Not to be confused with the more common larger version of the same title published by Baxter two years later – this version shows a similar scene but at night. A hard to find print., in fact this is the first time we have been able to offer this print on the site in nearly 20 years.


Published in Suttaby's Marshall's Ladies' Elegant Pocket Souvenir, 1848 and also issued separately by Baxter but in 1848 Baxter hadn’t started to use his embossed or Red Seal mounts so was only issued on plain card with a blue border hand drawn around the print, known as his Blue Line Mount (BLM).


Parlour scrap books which were very popular at the time and Baxter found that his prints were more and more used in them. His BLM’s seem to be issued specifically for his purpose. Only issued for a short period before he commenced using his more well-known types of titled mounts after 1849.


When in the pocket book under the prints is engraved "Paul and Virginia," and below that, "Printed in Oil Colours by George Baxter, Patentee, 11, Northampton Square.  From a painting by A. Rankley,"


Date: 1848


Size (cm ht x w): 7.3 x 5.6 (print) 15.2 x 15 (mount)


State: On original Blue lined mount as issued


Condition: Pristine colours and mount, paper residue to the corners of the reverse where is has been taken from an album, as it has been away from sunlight would be the reason why the colours have remained so perfect

Paul & Virginia – Known as the Small Paul & Virginia (BLM)

SKU: 1544

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