Lithograph on paper, 11 1/2" by 14 1/2" inside the mat, 19" by 23" as framed, (no glass), the title at bottom "The Peerless GOLDSMITH MAID, driven by Budd Doble./"THE QUEEN OF TROTTERS" UNRIVALLED IN THE WORLD."
This is a popular, folky image of an apparently well known 19th century trotting horse pulling the single driver of the sulky. Since the print has traveled without glass, it has acquired a number of faults common to Currier and Ives prints, including water stains (especially at top right and lower right near "Peerless" but also elsewhere, an edge tear, small paper losses, and a streak of foreign matter at left above the wheel. The print is not laid down from what I can see, but the mat seems to be affixed down on top of the mat especially at top and bottom. The horse's eye seems to have a loss within the orbit. Generally, I think a new mat and some glass would work wonders with this print, which is still very collectible and desirable. See a similar Currier print in better condition in my shop, and HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND DRAWINGS.
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