Maurice Greiffenhagen: Montezuma's Daughter #1

It's a lovely, romantic scene, elegantly rendered and one of three Original signed interior illustrations appearing in the 1st edition of the adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard, published by Longmans, Green & Co 1893.   As the title suggests, Montezuma's Daughter concerns the adventures of Thomas Wingfield, an Englishman who unwillingly joins a Spanish expedition to "New Spain," and the resulting fictionalized account of the first interactions between the natives and European explorers.  During the course of the story, Thomas meets and marries the daughter of the native king (whence the title) This illustration appeared on page 146 with the caption “I will read you the words, Otomie”    The artwork is monochrome black and white, gouache, watercolor, with some body color,  in landscape format, c. 9" x 14” custom matted and framed under glass to 13.5” x 18”   

Maurice Greiffenhagen: Montezuma's Daughter #1

SKU: 9510
$1,200.00Price

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