New York, United States
Photomechanical reproduction of original color lithograph
With frame: 13 7/16 × 18 7/16 in. (34 × 46.9 cm)
Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015
Purchased by Boris Blick from Stagecoach Antiques in Akron, Ohio.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Margins of print hidden in frame but print from Metropolitan Museum of Art, 63.550.277 labels ""TROTTING CRACKS" AT THE FORGE" in lower margin with additional smaller inscriptions.
Rubber stamp on back of frame: "Camp's Art Store 311 CLEVE. AVE. N.W. PHONE 2 - 8501 CANTON, OH"
Thomas Worth, American, 1834-1917.
Currier & Ives, American, active New York, 1857–1907 (publisher).
This scene depicts a glance into a busy forge, where horses are being fitted for new horseshoes. On the left, a man rests by the bellows stoking the fire while throughout the rest of the frame, blacksmiths, apprentices, customers, and horses crowd the store with activity.