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Lot 572

2 Currier & Ives Shooting Lithographs 1855

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Nathaniel Currier, United States. Group of two hand-colored lithographs, both published in 1855, including:
"Woodcock Shooting" depicting a hunter shooting a bird with two hunting dogs.
Literature: Gale Research Company, "Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonne," Volume 2: O-Z (Gale Research Company: Detroit, 1984). Number 7322, page 758.

"Partridge Shooting" depicting two dogs pointing out two hidden birds with a hunter nearby.
Literature: Gale Research Company, "Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonne," Volume 2: O-Z (Gale Research Company: Detroit, 1984). Number 5113, page 521.

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.

(Woodcock) Image; height: 8 in x width: 12 5/8 in. Margins; top: 5/8 in x bottom: 1 1/8 in x left: 5/8 in x right: 5/8 in. Sheet; height: 9 3/4 in x width: 13 3/4 in. (Partridge) Image; height: 7 7/8 in x width: 12 1/2 in. Margins; top: 1 1/2 in x bottom: 2 in x left: 1 1/2 in x right: 1 1/2 in. Sheet; height: 11 1/2 in x width: 15 1/2 in.

Condition

(Partridge Shooting) The sheet is toned. There is wear, chips/frits throughout the left and right edges. There is a large tear along the upper right corner (the piece is included but not attached). Tideline along the upper half extending down towards the lower right corner (most visible along the verso, but also visible along the recto). Some tears along the upper left corner. Soiling along the verso. There are two pieces of tape affixed to the verso along the upper right corner. There is another piece of tape affixed to the left center edge as well as the lower right corner. Pencil inscription "EGG" along the lower left.
(Woodcock Shooting) The sheet is toned. Some wear along the edges and some light soiling throughout. There is an area of skimming along the center left edge. It appears there is a tear that has been repaired along the upper right corner. Another area of light skimming along the lower right edge; there is a small tear just below this area. There is a small loss along the upper left corner. Pinhole along the lower left edge. Along the verso there are four pieces of tape affixed in the previously mentioned areas of skimming/restoration. Soiling and some staining to the verso. The work is not framed.

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