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Lot 579

Currier & Ives "The Old Homestead" Print 1855

Estimate: $150 - $300

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Frances "Fanny" Flora Bond Palmer (American, 1812-1876) for Nathaniel Currier, United States. Hand-colored lithograph titled "The Old Homestead," depicting a rural scene of farm animals gathered in front of a yard, 1855.

Provenance: Distinguished Corporate Collection, Ohio.

Literature: Gale Research Company, "Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonne," Volume 2: O-Z (Gale Research Company: Detroit, 1984). Number 4948, page 502.

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: 9 3/4 in x width: 14 7/8 in. Margins; top: 1 3/8 in x bottom: 2 5/8 in x left: 1 3/8 in x right: 1 3/8 in. Sheet; height: 13 7/8 in x width: 17 5/8 in. Mat; height: 16 1/8 in x width: 19 1/2 in. Framed; height: 18 in x width: 21 1/2 in x depth: 1 in.

Condition

The sheet is toned. Some soiling and areas of foxing. Some wear along the edges. The sheet is laid down on an acidic matboard; as such, the verso was unable to be inspected. No signs of restorations when viewed under UV light. Light wear to the mat. Some wear and chips to the frame; framed under glass.

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