Framed Skeletons illustration circa 1884.
This fantastic illustrated plate is taken from the book:
“The Lay of St.Aloys a legend of Bois” by Thomas Ingoldsby, with Illustrations by Ernest M Jessop. Published in 1884.
The plate features a pair of Victorian-garbed Skeletons, dressed to lead a funeral procession.
The text reads:
“Every one drest
Like a guest in his best,
In the smartest of clothes they’re permitted to wear
Serge, sackcloth, and shirts of the same sort of hair
As now we make use of to stuff an arm-chair,
Or weave into gloves at three shillings a pair,
And employ for shampooing in cases rheumatic,
A special specific, I’m told, for Sciatica.
Through groined arch, and by cloister’d stone,
With mosses and ivy long o’ergrown,
Slowly the throng
Come passing along.”
We have framed this plate in a vintage, glazed wooden cane effect frame finished in black with red highlights on the ‘joints’ of the cane effect.
A new acid free mount, tapes and board have been used and the frame has been fitted with new hardware for hanging.
The Frame is in very good condition – gorgeously aged. The Print is in remarkable condition with only very slight foxing.
An amazing piece to give your room a spine-chilling beauty.