An antique print has nine lives. I will demonstrate this by following the history of a 200 year old print and track it from the time it was created to the present time. Each change in state or ownership will be considered a “life”.
The print started as a sketch executed by an unknown artist that traveled by ship to Africa with an unknown explorer. The timing was the late 1700’s or about the time of the Napoleonic wars.
The sketch was transformed...