“The Lakes of Killarney.” [Ireland].
Chicago: Kurz & Allison, ca. 1895. 18 ½ x 24 5/8 (image). Two-tone lithograph. Very good condition.
The Chicago firm of Kurz & Allison is well remembered for its production of commemorative prints using the latest technological advances. Founded in 1885, their avowed purpose was to design “for large scale establishments of all kinds, and in originating and placing on the market artistic and fancy prints of the most elaborate workmanship.” Elaborate they certainly were, and they well represented the artistic taste of their period. Many of the prints from the firm were of the Civil War, but they included other important scenes of American and world history, portraits, and views.