George H. Andrews. "Niagara Falls From The American Side." From the Supplement to The Illustrated London News. London: October 27, 1860. 11 x 17 3/8. Chromolithograph. Wide margins and centerfold as issued. Very good condition. Impressions of Niagara: 341.
The August 25, 1860 issue of The Illustrated London News was specifically focused on Niagara Falls and the Prince of Wales'–later Edward VII–visit there during his tour of Canada in 1860. The issue had a supplement on Niagara, which included a number of prints of the Falls based on drawing by George Henry Andrews (1816-1898), an Englishman who accompanied Edward on his tour. Two months later, another image was issued in the News based on a painting by Andrews. The composition and quality are much better than the usual illustrated newspaper print, for this is a very attractive and colorful image of Niagara from the edge of the American Falls. $325
After a photograph by Holmes. "The Falls Of Niagara." From The Illustrated London News. London: September 5, 1857. Full page illustration: 9 1/4 x 13 1/2. Wood engraving. Very good condition. Impressions of Niagara: 297.
Niagara Falls has been illustrated over the last three centuries more times than any other American site. The size, power, beauty and astonishing visual impact of the cataract has been interpreted by artists in myriad ways. Photographers also saw the Falls as a compelling subject and in 1857, Holmes took a photograph of the Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island, which was made into a wood engraving in London. This image is of particular interest for its depiction of the tower and walkway leading out to the edge of the falls, shown with a number of intrepid sightseers. $75
Jules Tavernier. "Niagara." From The Aldine. New York, November 1872. 10 1/4 x 7 7/8. Wood engraving by A. Measom.
The Aldine. An American Art Journal (1868-79), was started as a house organ for a New York firm of printers, but became a general magazine devoted to art and typography under the editorship of R.H. Stoddard (1871-75). It was filled with wood engravings based on art by some of the best American artists of the day, including most famously Thomas Moran, after whose work thirty-nine prints were made. Many of these, and images by other artists, featured American landscapes, showing places and buildings of interest. $65
Prints by Harry Fenn. From Picturesque America. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1873.
One of the most important 'view books' of the nineteenth century was Picturesque America, an impressive work which contained steel and wood engravings, along with text, illustrating natural wonders of America from the east to the west and from north to south. Not surprisingly, Niagara Falls was one of the featured sites.
A wood engraving based on a painting by the "late" Louis Remy Mignot showing the falls from the foot of table rock. $55
Lancelot. "Double Bridge over the Niagara." From Ainsworth's All Around the World.... Vol. III. New York: Selmar hess, ca. 1880. 6 1/4 x 9 3/8. Wood engraving by Sargent. Very good condition. $55
View Album. Octavo volume with folding views. Lithographs after photographs. Original stamped covers.
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