1953 Currier & Ives Plate/print Trolling For Blue Fish Sailing
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1953 Currier & Ives Plate/print Trolling For Blue Fish Sailing:
"TROLLING FOR BLUE FISH"
This is a vintage authentic and original (not a photocopy, replica or facsimile) art print in beautiful lithograph color from a art book. In very good condition with full plate impression. This masterpiece is very suitable for framing. The plate/print was taken from a book copyright 1953.
Condition: Very good art print in high quality lithograph book plate, 9" x 7" inches included border, beautiful gift and display for home, office and business, sold unframed.
Description: Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888) and James Merritt Ives (1824-1895) were partners in the firm of Currier and Ives, the most important 19th-century lithographic company in America. Their prints were widely sold across the nation. Nathaniel Currier, born in Roxbury, Mass., was apprenticed in his teens to a Boston lithographic firm. He established his own lithography business in New York City in 1835. The lithographer James Ives, born in New York City, entered into partnership with Currier in 1857. Currier retired in 1888, Ives a few years later; but the firm was carried on by their sons and flourished until 1907. Lithography had begun in America in the 1820s. It was quicker and less expensive than engraving, hence the remarkable success of the firm of Currier and Ives. Soon after setting up business they produced extensive folios, usually based on paintings. Some of the work was crude, but the quality varied considerably.
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