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Currier and Ives (Bass Fishing) New York, undated. Framed Sold

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“Bass Fishing”

Great Currier and Ives iconic small folio lithographic.

Currier & Ives published many sporting prints. “Bass Fishing” depicts a father and son enjoying an afternoon on the water. Men no longer had to hunt or fish to put food on the table. The city markets provided everything a family could need. Thus, hunting and fishing developed into a gentlemen’s sport. Here, a father, dressed in a conventional coat and necktie, teaches his son this new pastime in a small wooden boat. Their day of fishing is certain to be a success, as they reel in their first catch. Sail boats and coastline in background.  One of the 50 New Best #372.

Hand-colored lithograph
11.5 x 15 inches sheet
Excellent condition.