Austen Henry Layard Vanity Fair Print 1869
He was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Nineveh, where he uncovered a large proportion of the Assyrian palace reliefs known, and in 1851 the library of Ashurbanipal.
Original Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: He Combines the Love of truths and art with equal devotion and success.
Published: 28-Aug-1869 Signed by: APE, Carlo Pellegrini . Dimensions approximately 23cm x 35cm.
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