A beautiful dragon from the Romantic era, from the 'Bilderbuch für Kinder' by Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch. Bertuch was a German publisher and patron of the arts. He printed the Bilderbuch für Kinder between 1790 and 1830 in 12 volumes. An educational work, it appeared in monthly installments and aimed to "spread the knowledge of the epochs out before children" with 1185 pages and 6000 illustrations.
All of our reproductions are done on hand-processed paper, illuminated with gold paint and finished with beeswax, giving them a real parchment-like look. Actual colors may vary a bit due to different monitors displaying colors differently. The size of the print is 25x35 cm.
Dragon by Friedrich Justin Bertuch, 1806
In case your print creases during the travel, as it usually does travel for some time, you can safely warm it up with a hair-dryer, and the wax will melt back right into it. You can also use a lighter, which is a much faster method, but be careful to keep the flame either above the paper or parallel to it (which means holding the paper vertically) so it doesn't smudge or even catch fire. The chance of the print actually creasing is very small, as they are rolled in bubble-wrap and shipped in a cardboard box. Also, be sure to keep the print out of the direct sunlight, as it can melt or fade.
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