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Lot 577

Currier & Ives "American Farm Scene: Olden Time"

Estimate: $200 - $300

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Currier and Ives, United States. Hand-colored lithograph titled "An American Farm Scene: In the Olden Time," depicting a rural scene with three cows at the edge of a pond.

Provenance: Distinguished Corporate Collection, Ohio.

Literature: Gale Research Company, "Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonne," Volume 1: A-N (Gale Research Company: Detroit, 1984). Number 0145, page 20.

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.

Image; height: 8 1/2 in x width: 12 5/8 in. Margins; top: 1/2 in x bottom: 1 in x left: 5/8 in x right: 1/2 in. Sheet; height: 10 in x width: 13 3/4 in.


The sheet is toned. Some areas of light foxing throughout and uneven coloration to the sheet. There is some wear along the edges. There are some frits/chips along the upper left edge. There are three tears along the upper right edge; repaired with framer's tape along the verso. There are three tears along the lower edge; evidence of restoration when viewed under UV light and from the verso. Two further areas with evidence of restoration along the lower edge; one of these areas with some skimming (lower left corner). Evidence of a small area of restoration along the upper center edge. Some soiling to the verso. Three pieces of framer's tape affixed to the verso: one mentioned previously in this report, one on each upper left and right corner. There are six repairs visible along the edges, previously mentioned in this report. It appears that the print has been trimmed in the margins somewhat as evidenced by margin measurements and the closeness of the bottom text to the edge of the sheet. The work is not framed.

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