Antique lithograph black Americana William Sidney Mount’s “Dance of the Haymakers” (1845) Large Oak frame Farmhouse Decor Primitive


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William Sidney Mount
American (1807-1868)
Music is Contagious or Dance of the Haymakers
14 1/2" x 18"

Lithograph colored by hand, 1849. Painted by William Sidney Mount, lithograph by Alphonse Leon Noel. Published by Goupil and Company, New York City. In excellent condition with good color, archivally matted, and housed in a maple period frame. One of Mount’s most powerful American Genre images.
Mount (1807-1868), documented life in his native area, eastern Long Island, not far from New York City.

Please ask if you would like more close ups of this print. It is extremely detailed. There are children playing up in the loft, or watching the barn dance. There is a dog in the foreground of the picture, the young black boy is tapping drumsticks on the barn door. There is a ham, mostly eaten on a plate on the left side of the open barn door. There is a pitchfork on the right side of the boy. The writing on the door may be of the artist. It appears to be raised. It looks like it says John Smiths Muccih? The man playing the fiddle is sitting on a woven basket. There is a cat under the barn between the rocks, it appears that the dog is looking at the cat. There is just a ton going on in this print. It is just fantastic. I would estimate this piece to be from around the 1860’s-1880’s. Overall the size is 22" x 26". The print itself is 14 1/2" x 18 1/2".

Additional information

Weight 224 oz
Dimensions 20 × 18 × 6 in