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Trotting Or Harness Racing Lithographs


£475 | $662 USD | €554 EUR
Item Number: SA723913
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Tinker & Toad
This antique has been viewed 20 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A lovely and rare pair of Lithograph prints from the famous American firm Currier & Ives dated 1878. Titled "The crowd that scooped the pools" and "The sports that lost their tin". A very detailed and humorous subject matter drawn by one of the best Currier and Ives artists, Thomas Worth. One print depicting the celebrating victors of the race and the other. the despondent losers! Framed size 17.25" Wide x 12" High. The frames are old and attractive, having molded ebonized outer with a gilt inner edge.
Currier and Ives was a successful American printmaking firm headed by Nathaniel Currier (18131888) and James Merritt Ives (18241895) based in New York City from 1834 to 1907. The prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand colored. Currier and Ives was the most prolific and successful company of lithographers in the U.S. Its lithographs represented every phase of American life, and included the themes of hunting, fishing, whaling, city life, rural scenes, historical scenes, clipper ships, yachts, steamships, the Mississippi River, Hudson River scenes, railroads, politics, comedy, gold mining, winter scenes, commentary on life, portraits, and still lifes. From 1866 on, the firm occupied several addresses in New York including Spruce Street and Nassau Street.
All lithographs were produced on lithographic limestone printing plates on which the drawing was done by hand. A stone often took over a week to prepare for printing. Each print was pulled by hand. Prints were hand-colored by a dozen or more women, often immigrants from Germany with an art background. They worked in assembly-line fashion, one color to a worker, and who were paid $6 for every 100 colored prints. The favored colors were clear and simple, and the drawing was bold and direct.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.


Height = 25.5 cm (10.0")
Width = 35.5 cm (14.0")
Depth = 2 cm (0.8")

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Tinker & Toad
57 High Street
East Sussex
TN21 8HU
United Kingdom

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