Lot 1: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. THE LEADERS. 1888. 22x29 inches, 56x73 cm. Currier & Ives, New York.

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January 26, 2017
New York, NY, US

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN THE LEADERS. 1888.
22 1/8x29 inches, 56 1/4x73 3/4 cm. Currier & Ives, New York.
Condition A-: repaired tears at edges, one slightly into upper left image; light mat staining at edges; minor staining in upper left margin and image. Paper. Matted and framed.
Horse racing, champion horses and other competitive equestrian imagery were some of the more popular themes in the Currier and Ives catalogue. Beginning in the early 1880s, they produced more than 500 distinct images in this category. Unlike many of their earlier lithographs which were hand-tinted, this is one of their images which they printed using chromolithography.
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