09.13 Ancient Boat of Stirling

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09.13 Ancient Boat of Stirling


The title printed under this engraving is Ancient boat found in the bed of the River Forth at Stirling. This is an original wood block engraving published in the Illustrated London News on 6 June 1874. The engraving has been skilfully hand tinted with artist watercolour to enhance the engraving's appeal. The engraving measures 9¼x6¼ inches on paper 10¾x7½ inches approx. There is text printed on the reverse.

The Illustrated London News was the world's first newspaper to include pictures, starting publication in 1842 as a weekly paper. Due to the paper's immense cost some subscribers would collect all their copies and then send them to a binder every 6 months to make into a historical record.