Lot 13 of 426:
Currier equine lithograph, 1883  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
The Celebrated Trotting Mares Maud S. and Aldine, as they Appeared June 15th, 1883. At the Gentlemen's Driving Park, Morisania, N.Y. Driven by their Owner, William H. Vanderbilt, Esq.
Author:
Currier, Nathaniel
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Currier & Ives
Date:
1883
Description:

Color lithograph. Image: 52x86 cm (20½x34"); sheet: 67x91.5 cm (26½x36"). 

Signed in print. William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to his fortune and a prominent member of the Vanderbilt family. Vanderbilt became the richest American after he took over his father's fortune in 1877 until his own death in 1885, passing on a substantial part of the fortune to his wife and children, particularly to his sons Cornelius II and William. He inherited nearly $100 million from his father. The fortune had doubled when he died less than nine years later. Conningham 925.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
2" closed tear at lower edge slightly affecting bottom line of text, a few other small tears and creases, image darkened, matte burn to edges.
 
Item number:
307378
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