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Lot 575

Currier & Ives "Bear Hunting" Print

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Currier and Ives, United States. Handcolored lithograph titled "Bear Hunting: Close Quarters" depicting a bear attacking a man while surrounded by hunting dogs in the foreground and a hunter taking aim in the background.

Literature: Gale Research Company, "Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonne," Volume 1: A-N (Gale Research Company: Detroit, 1984). Number 0497, page 62.

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.

Image; height: 8 3/8 in x width: 12 1/2 in. Margins; top: 1 3/4 in x bottom: 1 3/4 in x left: 1 5/8 in x right: 1 5/8 in. Sheet; height: 12 in x width: 15 3/4 in.

Condition

The sheet is toned. There is some wear and deeper toning to the edges. There is a small tideline along the upper left corner. Some foxing throughout. Soiling the verso which does not affect the recto. There are four pieces of tape affixed to the verso along the upper right and left corners. No signs of restoration when viewed under UV light. The work is not framed.

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