Print: Baxter - CL 328. Used on the cover of music "Mandolins Valse" and also issued separately by Baxter. There are two versions of this print, this version is signed ‘Baxter Patentee’ on the boat, the very rare version CL 329 is signed in the water.
Both prints must be based on Baxter’s 1837 print Verona in his ‘Cabinet of Paintings’ but he has made some alterations to the background and included a Gondola. This appears to have been a ‘mistake’ by Baxter as, I have recently been advised by a native Italian, Gondola’s are only found in Venice, something Baxter was obviously not aware of.
On the steel printing plate is engraved the title, and "Engraved, Printed, & Published by G. Baxter Patentee 11, Northampton Square, from Drawings by Prout, etc. (Entered at Stationers' Hall), 1850,"
This print was produced from a plate and twelve wood blocks, and was originally sold at 2s. .
Size (cm ht x w): 14.6 x 9.6 (print) 24.1 x 15.8 (mount)
State: On old card possibly the original plain mount
Condition: The colours are excellent, mount edges slightly grubby
Orders are individually packed to optimise best possible postage options for whichever country you reside in - We do not charge for packing, postage is at cost - we will email soonest after order to confirm postage and payment details - please feel free to email to get a postage quote