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Prairie Hunter, The. "One rubbed out!"

  • ARTIST: Arthur Tait

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

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph, hand colored,

    DATE: 1852.

  • EDITION SIZE: Large folio - image size 14 1/4 x 20 7/8" (36.1 x 53 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Lithograph on stone by Otto Knirsch after A. F. Tait. This was the first of Tait's Western pictures to be lithographed by Currier. Historian Bernard De Voto wrote that it was an accurate drawing of a genuine mountain man.


  • CONDITION: Overall good condition, faint mottling in sky and time-toning.

  • REFERENCE: Conningham #4861. Peters, RR Indian & Pioneer Life, 135. Tyler, Amer. Frontier Life, fig. 112.