REVENUES: 1891 1pi Cheque Stamp: Magnificent HANDPAINTED ESSAY finely executed in pen and rose-pink colourwash with back-painting in Chinese white; on buff tracing paper 51x77mm dated "JUNE 16". Wonderful archival piece, superb, most attractive. Ex De La Rue archives.
This essay comes from a period that showcased some of De La Rue's finest artwork. Painstakingly handpainted essays using combinations of colour washes, Chinese white and very fine penwork.