||c1895, A Yard of Roses, Yard Long Print, by N. Wells, Chromolithograph, Vintage, Antique.
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Newton Wells Cabbage Roses Yard Long Antique Victorian Print.
This oh so gorgeous ANTIQUE roses yard long print is by the Victorian illustrator, Newton Wells (see biography below). The roses are typical of old garden cabbage roses, with soft heavy heads. The artwork is wonderful, expertly executed with lovely color hues. The roses lay on a tabletop, suggesting they were freshly harvested. The title is still shown on the print "A Yard of Roses".
This antique Victorian chromolithograph was made in 1895 by the Gray Lithographic Company of New York, and published by P. O. Vickery of Augusta, ME. What's particularly nice about this piece is that the whole image as well as the margin area is shown, nothing has been trimmed off. At the bottom left it reads "To obtain best effects of this watercolor painting, view at a distance of about ten feet". On the right side it reads "To secure finest effect this superb watercolor painting should be framed with a two inch white mat with a two inch white and gold or white and silver frame". The print lays very flat, please disregard any glass glare in the photos. The print is in VG condition with a small half round watermark at the lower left edge, and a few handling light wrinkles at the center of each edge (not detracting at all, but mentioned for accuracy). The vintage gold frame is also in VG condition, with a nice beaded detail at the inside and outside edges. Overall size is 12.25 x 38 inches, ready to hang. These old yardlongs in this nice condition are getting so hard to come by these days, and this one is just stunning, so much prettier than the photos can show, and the colors are unfaded. Perfect over a doorway, bed, couch, or kitchen nook, or as the grand focal point for any rose collection. .
Newton Alonzo Wells Biography:
Born Lisbon, New York in 1852. He was a Professor of Art in Cleveland, Ohio. He died in 1923 while sketching in the Sahara, Algeria, Africa.
Please note: Postage is an estimate. We can often combine shipping, and cheerfully refund overages after packing. We ship either FedEx or USPS Parcel Post as a less inexpensive choice. Layaway is available for items over $100. We have more antique prints on our other website: www.rubylane.com/shop/victorianroseprints