A group of wide, horizontally stressed slabs originating in the mid 1800s.
Known in the US and UK as French Antique Extended or French Clarendon Extended and in Germany as Breite Italienne. Seemann credits the origin to Rust & Co. (of Offenbach), 1860.
Digital interpretations include: Filmotype Western, from a 1955 phototype revival; FranTique NF (Nick’s Fonts), based on BB&S’s version; the comical Lodge (SparkyType); and the very rough Breite Italienne (Intellecta). The more loosely related Arbor (Constellation) is based on Caslon’s Italian of the 1820s which has a reversed, not just horizontal, stress.