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Rail Shooting. : On the Delaware.

  • ARTIST: Fanny Palmer

  • PUBLISHER: Lith. and Published by N. Currier. 152 Nassau St. New York.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph, handcolored,

    DATE: 1852.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 12 3/4 x 20" (32.4 x 50.8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Two men and their retriever are in a marsh. on the banks of the Delaware River. A man stands at the front of the boat firing at a bird, the common rail, while the other man poles through the shallow water.<br><br> Frances (Fanny) Palmer was an avid outdoors enthusiast and often accompanied her husband on hunting trips. Palmer sketched her experiences and Nathaniel Currier often used the drawings, as in this work. It is noted that the image was “from nature.” This print is one from what could be considered a set of six. Some of the others are “Woodcock Shooting,” Partridges Shooting” and “Wild Duck Shooting. “

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Original "Best Fifty" large folio #37.

  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.