Author: Unknown French Author
Owner: Canadian ebay
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Falconry Woman Riding Horse Sidesaddle & Greyhound 1860s Antique Print & Article.
ou are bidding on a large, very rare original antique engraving from an 1860s French illustrated journal.
It depicts a beautiful woman falconner (falconress?) riding sidesaddle while releasing the falcon. She is hunting a heron. Her trusty greyhound dog runs along side her. He aid prepares a second bird (still hooded) for flight.
Also included with the print is a second page from the same journal with an 16-inch articleprint. It is in French, but free computer translation programs make it easy to translate.
It is very large (folio size), measuring approximately 10.5 x 14.5 inches (26.5 x 36.5 cm). The picture fills most of the page, with a French caption below.
The page is in excellent condition for its age. There is text/photos on the back of the print. See scan for an accurate view of the condition.
This is GENUINE antique/vintage item. It is not a modern reproduction.
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