Night & Day print: Crimean war scene


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


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 shows British and French troops in the Crimean, with a scene of a bay on the Baltic Sea.