Etching on paper, 6 1/8" by 9" inside the mat (13 1/8" by 15 1/2" as framed in attractive oak), the title "Emigrants on the Plains", bearing at lower left margin "F.O.C. Darley, fecit." and at lower center "Entered according to act of Congress, A.D. 1869, by D. Appleton & Co in the clerks' office of the district court for the southern district of N.Y.", and at lower right "H.B. Hall, Jr. sc.". This is an extremely clean and fresh example of this well known print by an artist called one of America's first illustrators. Darley was associated with the Philadelphia, Delaware and New York areas but he did travel to the early American West, documenting it in countless drawings. He traveled the upper Missouri, was in Wyoming, and Minnesota. He worked in many media, including the graphic arts, and his subject matter is broad. Darley's works appear in museums from coast to coast and he was a member of many art societies and associations as one might suspect. Most of the known original works are on paper rather than in oil. This print is in apparently excellent, fresh condition (not examined out of frame) and in its attractive frame, it is ready to hang. SEE HUNDREDS OF WORKS NOW IN MY RUBY LANE SHOP.
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