Very rare separate two-stone tinted lithograph view of the Mammoth Hot Springs amid surrounding hills in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. An early tourist group of men and a woman are depicted exploring the hot springs and rocky terrain with donkeys and rifles.
The view was issued a time when images of Yellowstone were in high demand from Americans back East. Thomas Moran had painted many of his great images of Yellowstone in the 1870s and returned there in 1892.
Kurz and Allison are remembered today for the vibrant chromolithography, primarily of American battle scenes. This view of Yellowstone is from their rarer oeuvre of western landscapes. And it is superb and highly desirable western image.
Very rare. We locate only two examples; at the University of Wyoming (dating it 1890) and at the Huntington Jay T. Last Collection (dating it 1885-1896). No records at auction.