6 proof printings of chromolithographs after Thomas Moran by Louis Prang used in Ferdinand V. Hayden's The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Ranges of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah (Boston, 1876), the proofs likely printed in

Lot Number 244
Author MORAN, THOMAS
Title 6 proof printings of chromolithographs after Thomas Moran by Louis Prang used in Ferdinand V. Hayden's The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Ranges of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah (Boston, 1876), the proofs likely printed in
Year Published 1874
Place Printed Boston
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Description 6 proof printings of chromolithographs after Thomas Moran by Louis Prang used in Ferdinand V. Hayden's The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Ranges of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah (Boston, 1876), the proofs likely printed in Boston 1874–1875 6 chromolithographed proof prints (including one duplicate) on heavy paper, each ca. 13 x 17 1/2 in.; 330 x 444 mm, or the reverse, including ca. 1-inch margins with registration marks and tacking holes in the corners, most with pencilled identification in the margin, one with more extensive pencilled annotations regarding color correction; some soiled in margin, some stained or soiled verso. Mostly hinged to mats.
Comments The subjects are "Gardiner's River Hot Springs"; "The Castle Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin"; "Head of the Yellowstone River" (2 proofs); "The Grand Cañon of the Yellowstone"; and "The Towers of Tower Falls." The one proof of "Head of the Yellowstone River" is heavily annotated with commentary regarding color-proofing, including "Make the shrubbery more sandy and lighten it up"; "Compare the middle ground trees with the original"; and—next to the upper right corner of the sky, here empty but in the published work filled with a V-formation of geese — "Put in the birds."
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Estimated Price USD 35,000.00 - 50,000.00
Actual Price USD 80,500.00

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Auction Name Library of Jacques Levy
Sale Number #NO8852
Auction Date April 20, 2012 - April 20, 2012
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