New York: Sarony, Major & Knapp, Ca. 1857. Scarce lithographed handbill with a variety of elegant type fonts, an advertisement for the important New York engravers, illustrated with a lovely view of the Hudson Highlands (Hudson River).
The view depicts an artist in a sail boat in the middle of the Hudson, sketching a scene en plein air. A man stands over the artist with a parasol; the artist sketches the far bank of the Hudson, with rocky cliffs, a train passing at the edge of the water, and a steam boat rounding a bend. Very timely, as construction of a railway through the Hudson Highlands was completed in 1851.
Sarony's address is 449 Broadway, New York. Napoleon Sarony founded a lithography business with James Major in 1843. The successful company changed names several times; from 1857 to 1867 it was known as Sarony, Major & Knapp. Sarony was also a talented portrait photographer, noted for his images of Sarah Bernhardt and Mark Twain.
On the verso, full page printed advertisement for Sarony also printed in a variety of elegant type fonts. 4 3/4 x 7 7/8", paper 5 3/4 x 9". Some faint fox spotting at margins. OCLC: 69853951. Very good condition. Item #24464