Yo-semite Falls. California

By: Currier & Ives

Price: $2,000.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Very Good

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New York, NY: Currier & Ives, No Date.

Hand-colored lithograph broadside. Sheet measures 11 7/8 x 16 inches. Images measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. The image with some light toning; the larger sheet has toning, and the extremities with brittleness and chipping, toning to the blank verso, with pencil notations. KD123-042. Very Good.

FIRST EDITION. This is one of 6 Yosemite images produced by Currier and Ives from 1860 to 1875. It shows tall mountains in the background, with a river flowing from the middle distance to the foreground. 2 deer graze in the left foreground. "Currier and Ives was a New York City printmaking business that operated between 1835 and 1907. The firm was founded by Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888); the company designed and sold inexpensive, hand painted lithographic works based on news events, views of popular culture, and Americana in general. Advertising itself as 'the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular prints,' the corporate name was changed in 1857 to Currier and Ives with the addition of James Merritt Ives (1824-1895)." Wikipedia (with some edits).

REFERENCES: Conningham, Currier & Ives: An Illustrated Checklist, No. 6829; Gale Research, Currier and Ives, No. 7384. Library of Congress has a un-colored copy of this print.

Title: Yo-semite Falls. California

Author Name: Currier & Ives

Created: circa 1870

Country of Origin: United States

Location Published: New York, NY, Currier & Ives: circa 1870

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: Sheet measures 11 7/8 x 16 inches

Type: Lithographic Print

Categories: History, Graphic

Seller ID: KD123-042

Keywords: americana, broadside, currier & ives, lithograph, yosemite