Otto Knirsch

Artist's Biography

The Road, - Winter.

Lithograph handcolored, 1853.
Large folio - image size 17 11/16 x 26 1/2" (45.3 x 67.3 cm).
Good condition and color, save for old mat line in margins. It was decided not to clean the mat line because the color is so vibrant and beautiful. Cleaning would weaken the color and the mat line can be matted out so it is not visible.. One of the most beautiful impressions of this important print we have seen.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 83312
Price: $32,000.00
Publisher : Published by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St. New York.
Drawn on the stone by O. Knirsch.

The print, which was produced by the staff of N. Currier’s publishing house as a Christmas gift to Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Currier. It depicts Nathaniel Currier and his wife in their favorite sleigh. Currier was so pleased with the image that he added it to the collection of images offered by the firm.

This is without a doubt the most famous Currier & Ives image ever produced and a recognizable image of the holidays in America.

Best Fifty Currier & Ives Lithographs. Large folio size. OPS, 1932. #22.
Currier & Ives. The New Best 50. AHPCS, 1991. #1.
Currier & Ives , Farm & Country Scenes , Winter Scenes