Original Currier and Ives lithograph print "The Straw-Yard, Winter", 12 3/4" by 15 1/2" inside the overmat, 20" by 22 1/2" as framed, the subject quite desirable: a white horse, a dark brown horse in the center, surrounded by a veritable menagerie of a winter barnyard in the country, including contented pigs eating their turnips at left, ducks and pigeons pecking away underneath and around the horses, and a pigeon even perched on a snowy fence post, face to face with the white horse, as other horses, pigs and chickens fill out the upper left distance. Peace reigns and all is well in the snowy barnyard on this somber winter day. There is hand coloring, especially of the brown horse, green turnip tops, leaves remaining on the tree at right, and ducks/pigeons. Condition: The light blue mat is laid down on top of the print, which is laid down on foamboard. There is even browning of the paper, and in the images one can see the small losses scattered throughout the margin and title area. One tiny loss is in the image near the pigeons at lower right. Allow for reflections in some images. Found in Taos, New Mexico. See other Currier and Ives prints in my shop.
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