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Petrifying Springs

Wood-Engraving
1846 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Page depicting a wood-engraving with explanatory letterpress beneath it. Ruins are shown atop a tiered waterfall where the mineral deposits in the water have formed "petrified" deposits.


Object details

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Object type
TitlePetrifying Springs (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Wood-engraving with letterpress
Brief description
Josiah Wood Whymper. 'Petrifying Springs'. Wood-engraving with hand-colouring and letterpress. London, 1846, published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
Physical description
Page depicting a wood-engraving with explanatory letterpress beneath it. Ruins are shown atop a tiered waterfall where the mineral deposits in the water have formed "petrified" deposits.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14in
  • Width: 11.125in
Credit line
Given by Miss H. B. Brookman
Object history
This print was Plate 17 in the series 'Thirty Plates Illustrative of Natural Phenomena etc.', London: 1846
Bibliographic reference
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1950, London: HMSO, 1962.
Collection
Accession number
E.675-1950

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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