CURRIER AND IVES, publishers (after Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, 1819-1905) Life on the Prairie: The Buffalo Hunt
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Published by New York: Currier and Ives, 152 Nassau Street, 1862
Life on the Prairie: The Buffalo Hunt. New York: Currier and Ives, 152 Nassau Street, 1862 Lithograph with hand-coloring on wove paper (Image: 18 1/4 x 27 in.; 46.4 x 68.6 cm. Sheet: 24 x 32 in.; 61 x 81.3 cm), depicting three hunters on horseback pursuing two buffalo. Floated on card stock and enclosed in mylar. Very fresh and bright. (65B2B) A VIVIDLY COLORED EXAMPLE OF ONE OF CURRIER AND IVES MOST ICONIC IMAGES OF THE AMERICAN WEST. "Another exciting episode of prairie life. In the foreground an old buffalo bull, driven to desperation, is charging at full gallop on the hunter, who, without slackening the speed of his horse, maneuvers to avoid the horns of the infuriated animal; another mounted hunter in the background is discharging his rifle at the buffalo. Others of the here are seen lying wounded on the ground, or galloping off in the distance " (quoted In "The New Best 50" from Currier and Ives's 1864 "Descriptive Catalogue of Prints"). Sale, Leslie Hindman, 13 November 2018, lot 79 Conningham, Currier and Ives Prints (1983), 3527; Berkoff, Currier & Ives: The New Best 50, no. 30 (large folios).