Thomas Kelly (Irish born American, 1795-1841) “American Hunting Scene. Wild Duck Shooting.” Hand-colored lithograph. Printed in New York, ca. 1850. A very large, hand-colored folio lithograph depicting a quintessential 19th century hunting scene featuring three gentleman hunters accompanied by two gillies and two lively retrieving dogs, the white one carrying a duck in its mouth. Notice the other retrieved ducks in their boats. Thomas Kelly was an Irish lithographer who immigrated to the United States in the mid-19th century. A contemporary of Currier and Ives, who also worked in New York City, he is best known for hunting scenes like this one as well as scenic views.
Lower left area has some damage and a tear next to the letter S in SCENE. All damage repaired by being mounted onto a contemporary backing sheet .Otherwise in good condition with strong colors.