Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate 222 x 178mm. 8¾ x 7". Laid on album sheet, two horizontal folds. Trimmed to the plate along the lower edge.
The papyrus reed. The stem of the reed was used by the Ancient Egyptians to make a form of paper. It was similarly used to produce fibre for sails, mats and cloth, amongst other things. The roots were used as a fuel and the pith as food.
[Ref: 19231] £45.00