Nathaniel Currier, publisher (American, 1813-1888)
The Whale Fishery "Laying On.," 1852, (Conningham 6626). Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Small folio lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, sheet size 13 3/8 x 17 1/2 in., in a contemporary molded giltwood frame. Condition: Margins of 2 1/4 in. or more, repaired tear into image c.r., light toning, creases, foxing, light moisture stains in margins.
Note: This lithograph ranks no. 17 in the original "Best 50," and no. 28 in the "New Best 50," small folio.
5 in. tear from right margin about 2 1/2 in. into image held together with archival paper tape, about 4 or five vertical creases, some light foxing in u.r. sky, hinged at the top with archival tape