A BRUSH ON THE ROAD. MILE HEATS, BEST TWO IN THREE.

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Thomas Worth


A Brush on the Road. Mile Heats, Best Two in Three.

Lithograph, hand colored, 1855.
Image size 7 5/8 x 12 5/8" 9195 x 315 mm).
Fair condition with old color, repaired tears, one into image and mat line.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 49930
Price: $225.00
Publisher : Published by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St. New York.
Two boys in a buckboard race an older man on the road. Published by Nathaniel Currier, N. Y. 1855. This hand-colored lithograph is among many drawings by Thomas Worth to be sold to the publishing firm of Currier and Ives. Worth sold this drawing for $5.00 to Nathaniel Currier just before James Ives became his partner and the firm's name became Currier and Ives. The print sold over 73,000 copies and Worth, only eighteen, started his long career as an artist with the firm. Worth produced over 500 comic pictures over the years including the famous Darktown series which burlesqued the American negro, as well as the so-called White comics. Both of these series poked fun at all phases of American life from sports and games to the milestones of family life. Immensely popular and cheap, these prints were widely distributed but often mishandled or lost, so that few survive today. Currier & Ives , Horses - Sporting & Racing , Caricatures

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