This little lithograph (4 3/4" by 6", 10 1/2" by 11" framed) is titled at bottom "Res. of Levi Davis, Jr., Esq.,/Secs. 28 and 29, Big Rock Tpl, Kane Co., Ill." It is a typical view of a prosperous new homestead in the nineteenth century. Estate owners commonly commissioned local artists to create an image of the proud homes and farms springing up in 19th century America, and this is one of those images, now firmly part of Americana. Horse-drawn carriages and buggies, gingerbread homes and neat barns are all present in this charming scene. It appears to me that the print has been hand-colored at some point. There's a little browning at very top center but overall this is in very presentable shape and it's a work ready for a narrow wall or landing. Frame (a little wear) is simple light pine. There are overlapping mats, one green, one red. SEE HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND DRAWINGS IN MY SHOP.
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