Night & Day print: Prague

$225.00

Night & Day scenes of Prague and farm house.  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 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.