CURRIER & IVES CURIOSITY PRINT, hand-colored lithograph on paper, titled "The Wonderful Eliophobus Family / Rudolph Lucasie Wife And Son From Madagascar". Housed under glass in a 19th-century carved frame retaining likely original poplar backboard with stenciled mark "ISAAC V. SECHRIST / MAKER / DEC. 29TH / 1870". Circa 1870. 12 3/8" x 17" sight, 18 7/8" x 23 3/8" OA.
Print with overall toning, areas of foxing and staining / discoloration. Frame with minor wear and small losses at edges, possible loss of crest element. Not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Property from the private collection of Audrey "Dolly" and the late William "Billy" Journell, Leesburg, VA.
Catalogue Note: There is an Isaac D. Sechrist recorded in the 1870 US Census for Opequon, Frederick Co., Virginia, listed as an apprentice to cabinetmaker, James Blackhouse. Opequon is just west of the area in which the present frame and print were discovered by the consignor. It is possible that the Isaac Sechrist mentioned above is the maker of the currently offered frame.