Night & Day scenes of Prague and farm house. 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 which are related in this case by the theme of a bridge. By flipping 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 day-time image here is of the Charles Bridge in Prague, and the verso shows a night-time look at a farm by a bridge.