This is an antique framed print titled "Reading from Homer" originally painted by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
The painting was reproduced with permission in a technique called Collotype Lithograph.
The black and white print is on a very thin paper and over time the scene has transferred onto the backing. The backing has a card that states, "Reading from Homer by L. Alma-Tadema Reproduced with the permission of the owner Henry G. Marquand Esq. to be supplied only to subscribers for the Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings Copyright 1888 by Charles Scribner's Sons"
It is in an old painted wood frame, covered by glass, with a decorative gold border that is missing a small area in the top right corner and a wooden board backer. Attached to the back of the frame on either side are two keyhole screws with a wire run between them to hang the print. There is also remnants of the original paper backing cover attached to the frame. The matte around the print has yellowed with age.
The print measures 16" H x 24" W and the frame measures 26.5" H , 18" W and has a depth of .75".
The frame is original and does have some dents and scratches. Also the backer board is held in place with flat nails.
This is an exciting rare find and in overall good condition,