Night & Day print: China

$225.00

Night & Day scenes of China.  Ca. 1855.  9 x 12.  Lithograph.  Original hand color.  Very good condition.

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Description

An interesting double-sided, novelty print from the mid-nineteenth century.  The sheet has a hand-colored, lithographed image on both sides, one showing a day-time and one a night-time scene of the same place (though flipped).  By turning over the sheet of paper the viewer obtains a novel and thought-provoking look at the contrasting images.  These prints were done as a series, which likely would have been kept in a portfolio, and now could be framed with glass on both sides.  The scene here is of a patio along a river in China.