This is a fabulous original late 19th Century lithograph from the woodcut made by the celebrated printmaker, William Nicholson.
It is a lithograph from the published series called An Alphabet and shows a portrait of a large bar owner or publican.
The gentleman is certainly a bin viveur - and rather portly. He stands at ease with a long clay pipe in his hand. He wears a long striped waistcoat and awaits customers arriving at his bar - and checks his fingernails.
The image is printed in black ink on a brown-toned paper and has touches of colour to enliven the image here and there. The print is in excellent antique condition - with no obvious damages. Any white marks on my photographs are not on the print - but are simply reflections from the glass when I was taking the snaps for my listing.
It is nicely framed and all ready just to hang on your wall.
It was published in 1898 in the volume issued by Heinemann, London. "An Alphabet" is the first of the five portrait / picture books that Heinemann published with Nicholson lithographs. The artist was paid £5 for each image with six shillings additional for hand-colouring.
As you can see - it is nicely presented with a good quality thick black wood frame - it is glazed.
This is listed at a most fair price for this fine artwork by this sought after 19th-century artist.
Image Size: 24.6 x 19.4 cm
It would be posted to you with Royal Mail Parcelforce48 service in the UK.