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Theodore Marsden. Set of four (Quail Shooting – Chasse aux Cailles – The Retrieve) Marsden’s American Field Sports. New York, 1857. $6,800.00

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No.1   Quail Shooting – Chasse aux Cailles – The Retrieve

This hand colored lithograph is one of four prints from the scarce complete set of Marsden’s American Field Sport hunting lithographs. We are selling these as a set of four. The price is for the complete set of four.

The firm of Currier and Ives dominated the lithography industry in volume, but there were many other equally good lithography houses which employed artists who developed specialties in ship, boat, railroad subjects and always  horse and hunting images. Theodore Marsden was such an artist specializing in hunting scenes. He is best known for his American Field Sports series of four lithographs published in 1857. These prints are heavily hand colored in rich hues, highlighted with gum arabic. They are large and beautifully arranged compositions. Marsden took particular care in his depiction of landscapes and dogs. He collaborated with the best printing houses in the world, M. Knoedler of New York and Goupil and Sons of Paris.

This is one lithograph from the set of four.
The price is for the complete set of four original 19th century original lithographs.
Provenance:  Americana Collection, Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette

Folio size lithographs with full original hand color.
Each archivally framed 29 ¾” x 35”.
Very good condition.