c. 1780, Original Woodblock + Cockfight Print
Original Hand Engraved Woodblock for Printing “A Cockfight”. c. 1780, Original Woodblock & Print of a Cockfight, Lot of 2, Choice Very Fine.. 2.75” x 3.25” x 1”- thick woodblock, and matching 2.75” x 3.25” uncolored modern print impression from the block, matted to 11” x 8.5.” This graphic shows a crowd watching two men in a ring with a referee—undated and anonymous engraver, but the clothing seems reflective of the 18th century colonial era. The woodblock is stained black from usage, and has a large warp split from age, but is still capable of printing sharp images. (2 items).