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Lot 573

Currier & Ives "The Trappers Defence" Print 1862

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (American/British, 1819-1905) for Currier and Ives, United States. Hand-colored lithograph on paper titled "Life on the Prairie: The Trappers Defence, 'Fire Fight Fire'" depicting three men racing to battle a raging prairie fire, 1862. One man calms the scared horses while the other two build a backfire.

Literature: Gale Research Company, "Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonne," Volume 1: A-N (Gale Research Company: Detroit, 1984). Number 3797, page 404.

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: 18 1/2 in x width: 27 1/8 in. Margins; top: 2 1/8 in x bottom: 3 in x left: 2 1/4 in x right: 2 1/4 in. Sheet; height: 23 3/4 in x width: 31 3/4 in.

Condition

The sheet is toned. There are some areas of wear along the extreme edges. Some slight creases and handling marks along the margins. There is an approx. 1-inch long tear along the upper left edge. Small area of skimming along the lower center edge. Along the verso there is toning and foxing throughout. Some tape residue along the upper center edge along the verso. Four pieces of tape affixed to the verso along the upper left and right corners. No signs of restoration when viewed under UV light. The work is not framed.

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