This is much larger, of course, than a periodical - approx.18" x 22". Verification of authenticity would be impossible without personally examining it. The possible value of an original is what I am seeking.
Because I can not find any replication of this particular piece or anything similar to it by Doney
and because a mezzotint listed in the Golier Club,New York, April22d. 1899, exhibition for engravings catalogue, ( see my first communication to your site), which seems to perfectly describe this picture including the inscription just below the picture, "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1866 by Thos. Doney (Engraved by T. Doney. ) in the Clerks Office of the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ",
and because there is a quarter inch straight embossing 1 1/2 inch around the engraving
and because Doney is from Elgen, Ill. where my great-grandmother and her family lived and who handed it down eventually to me , I am thinking this is a rare original.
Therefore a valuation range is requested. Thank you.