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The Great Bartholdi Statue – Liberty Enlightening the World

Publisher:
Currier & Ives (American, active New York, 1857–1907)
Date:
1885
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 13 9/16 x 9 3/4 in. (34.5 x 24.7 cm) Sheet: 17 3/4 x 13 1/2 in. (45.1 x 34.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps and Pictures, Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold, 1954
Accession Number:
54.90.778
Not on view
Signature: in stone lower left: "Published by Currier & Ives, 115 Nassau St. N.Y."

Inscription: in stone below image at right: "Copyright 188[5, in ink] By Currier & Ives, N.Y.; below title: "The statue is of bronze, 151 ft. in height, mounted on a stone pedestal 154 ft. high, making the extreme height from foundation to torch 305 ft."
Edward W. C. Arnold; Donor: Edward W. C. Arnold
Peters, Currier & Ives 4000; Conningham 1970, 2573; Gale 2795
Harry T. Peters Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. 2 vols., Garden City, NY, 1931, cat. no. 4000.

Frederick A. Conningham, Colin Simkin Currier & Ives prints; an illustrated check list. Crown Publishers, New York, 1970, cat. no. 2573.

Gale Research Company, Bernard F. Reilly Jr. Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonné: A comprehensive catalogue of the lithographs of Nathaniel Currier, James Merritt Ives and Charles Currier, including ephemera associated with the firm, 1834-1907. 1984, cat. no. 2795.



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