Very detailed original stone-lithograph with exceptionally strong original hand-coloring. (Image: 17 ¾ x 25 ¼’’)
This pleasing rural American view depicts the pleasures of summer life before a large Victorian home with a large fountain, flowers in bloom and a lake seen in the background. Also shown is a couple lounging with their dog beneath the large shade tree, a couple strolling around the fountain and yet another couple arriving on horseback with their dog leading the way. Titled “SUMMER SCENE in the COUNTRY”.
Published in New York by Thomas Kelly, c. 1869-70.
Thomas Kelly was a publisher of various rural, historical, Mississippi River, and sporting prints. He worked from several different New York addresses - on 17 Barclay Street 1869-70. REF: Harry T. Peters: America on Stone, p. 248.