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Lot 581

2 Currier & Ives Figures in Garden Prints

Estimate: $100 - $200

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Currier and Ives, United States. Group of two hand-colored lithographs depicting figures in a garden including:
"Kiss Me Quick," subtitled "Children: This is the Third Time Within an Hour That I Have Placed Your Hats Properly on Your Heads - There!!" depicting a couple sneaking a quick kiss while hats are placed firmly on the children's heads.
Literature: Gale Research Company, "Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonne," Volume 1: A-N (Gale Research Company: Detroit, 1984). Number 3615, page 378.

"The Bloomer Costume," depicting a fancifully dressed figure in a garden. Published by Nathanial Currier.
Literature: Gale Research Company, "Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonne," Volume 1: A-N (Gale Research Company: Detroit, 1984). Number 0640, page 71.

Provenance: Distinguished Corporate Collection, Ohio.

Currier and Ives was founded by Nathaniel Currier (American, 1813-1888) in 1835 as "the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints," but changed its name with the addition of James Merritt Ives (American, 1824-1895) in 1857. The company created over 7000 popular lithographs depicting American life until 1907.

(Kiss Me Quick) Image; height: 11 3/4 in x width: 8 1/2 in. Margins; top: 3/4 in x bottom: 1 1/2 in x left: 3/4 in x right: 3/4 in. Sheet; height: 14 in x width: 10 in. (The Bloomer Costume) Image; height: 11 1/2 in x width: 8 1/4 in. Margins; top: 7/8 in x bottom: 1 5/8 in x left: 7/8 in x right: 7/8 in. Sheet; height: 14 in x width: 10 in.

Condition

Both sheets are toned. Both with some wear and soiling along the edges. "Kiss Me Quick" with slightly more wear along the edges including some small chips/frits. There are a few spots of foxing throughout both sheets. Some soiling to the versos of both prints including some bleed-through of the pigment used when coloring the print. "Kiss Me Quick" with two small areas of tape reside and skimming along the verso along the upper edge. Both works are not framed. No evidence of restoration when viewed under UV light.

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