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Louis Maurer Collection 1850-1932.

Author: Louis Maurer; Heppenheimer & Maurer.; Currier & Ives.; Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
Edition/Format:   Image : Graphic : Original artwork : Picture   Archival Material : English
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95 original drawings, watercolors, and oil sketches, a collection of 38 lithographic proofs, most from the Heppenehimer & Maurer era, and a small wooden box housing Maurer's lithographic tools.
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Genre/Form: Drawings
Pictorial works
Printmaking equipment
Printing stones
Watercolors
Oil paintings
Artists' signatures
Lithographs
Chromolithographs
Advertising cards
Tobacco package labels
Proofs
Landscape prints
Named Person: Felix Octavius Carr Darley; Felix Octavius Carr Darley
Material Type: Graphic, Original artwork, Picture, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Maurer; Heppenheimer & Maurer.; Currier & Ives.; Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
OCLC Number: 520588901
Description: [1] box : 42 items ; 49 x 62.5 cm. [3] boxes : 103 items ; 30 x 38 cm. 18 folders ; oversize.

Abstract:

95 original drawings, watercolors, and oil sketches, a collection of 38 lithographic proofs, most from the Heppenehimer & Maurer era, and a small wooden box housing Maurer's lithographic tools.

The American Antiquarian Society holds a small archive of original works of art by or owned by the artist Louis Maurer (1832-1932). Born in Germany, Maurer arrived in the United States in 1851 and was employed by several print shops in New York City. He worked as a lithographer for T.W. Strong until 1852 when he was hired away by Currier & Ives. Maurer excelled at images of horses and sporting subjects and during the eight years he was employed by Currier & Ives, produced over one hundred prints on these subjects. After a brief time working for Major & Knapp, Maurer went into partnership with Frederick Heppenheimer to form Heppenheimer & Maurer, which existed from 1874 to 1885.

The Louis Maurer Collection at the Society includes drawings of horses and other animals, layout designs for advertising, transfer drawings for larger compositions, preparatory sketches for lithographs, and a small group of photographs of Maurer's paintings. The holdings also include a small group of prints collected by Maurer, including prints by F.O.C Darley and a set of proofs for a portfolio for the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition.

Some pieces have been separated from the collection and catalogued individually, all with note "From the Louis Maurer Collection."

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