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Currier & Ives

Lot 12479: Currier & Ives - On the Coast of California

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

October 5, 2019
Franklin, TN, US

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Description

This historical lithograph is from the famous publishers Currier & Ives. It was a New York publishing firm that operated from 1835 to 1907. It produced over 7,000 different lithographs and was one of the most prolific printmakers of the era. They are often referred to as “Printmakers to the People.”

The majority of plates produced were hand-colored lithographs, but a few were produced as chromolithographs or without color. They used only premium materials to produce their prints including stones from Bavaria (where lithography was invented). They imported lithographic crayons from France and colors from Austria. They invented their own superior lithographic crayon as well.

Currier & Ives printed images of genre scenes, progressive technology, American nationalism, historical scenes, and leisure activities. The pair were able to utilize artists and expert craftsman to produce sought after images from the likes of Maurer Palmer, James E. Butterworth, George Durrie, Otto Knirsch, Charles Parsons, Napoleon Sarony, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, William Walker, and Thomas Worth. They were shrewd businessmen who leveraged the cost of their process and sold their products through door-to-door sales, street vendors, and even overseas distribution.

Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888) began his shop and issued his first prints in 1835. He was joined in 1852 by his brother-in-law, James Merritt Ives (1824-1895), in 1852. The firm of Currier & Ives published until 1907.

The Currier & Ives prints are marked with the address of printing, and this typically helps denote in which years the lithograph was published, as shown below:

1834: Currier & Stodart, 137 Broadway
1835: N. Currier, 1 Wall Street
1836-7: N. Currier, 148 Nassau Street
1838-56: N. Currier, 152 Nassau Street & 2 Spruce Street
1857-65: Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau Street & 2 Spruce Street
1866-94: Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau Street & 33 Spruce Street
1894-6: Currier & Ives, 108 Fulton Street and 33 Spruce Street
1896-1907: Currier & Ives, 33 Spruce Street

Dimensions

~ 16" by 12"

Artist or Maker

Currier & Ives

Medium

Hand-colored lithograph

Date

1871

Condition Report

Overall Good. The paper is faintly light struck from being framed previously. There are a few light marks in the margins. There may be a few imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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Shipping is handled within 1-3 business days of completed payment. Shipping is billed after the sale based on customers choice of service. We ship via USPS and FedEx and calculate based on the total package weight and destination. All shipments are insured, though to provide this some services may be required when shipping outside of the United States. We're glad to provide quotes and options of services.
The buyer is responsible for paying the customs fees, duties, import taxes, and any related charges. Customs can cause delays in arrival of your shipment, which the seller has no control over. Please consider these charges and delays when making your purchase.

Taxes

Tax is applied to TN state purchases at a rate of 9.25%.

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