Exact date unknown signed Le Roy in the lower right corner... And if taken out of the frame, believe date and makers info is present and quite legible... (and, before going any further, I will guarantee that this lithograph is as shown and described) Beyond its great clean, sharp and unharmed image making it through all these years to be a highly desirable fine art collectible, it is a very Rare sized edition produced by Jos Hoover & Sons in the early 1900s.
Most you see offered of Spirited Horses 2 measure appx 20" x 24" with the imaged measuring 16" x 20"... But not everyone wanted a copy that big...
So, the variations came about. This work measures overall 20" x 16" with the matted opening measuring 14" x 10". Should be done by someone experienced to avoid damaging this excellent estate find. All have this mark and is part of the print.. Looked under a loupe and appears to be white circle with a heart shape in it...Intentional or not, all the Spirited Horse 2 originals have it... A piece of the backing still remains, and due to more aging, looks like what is left has become freer and could be tenderly removed at this point with great patience and knowledge. The original hardboard is very sturdy yet, not weak or falling apart... Again, see images for best description. I stopped at this point in exploring it's authenticity, as fully convinced.
Put the original backing back on with Frog tape and the color is what it is! So it will easily come off if desired should you want to explore or have it researched even more once this beauty is yours.Due to its super condition and rarity, would suggest having this done professionally unless you are well versed in such yourself. The print is in a simple but well matched black frame, would guess it a bit younger than the print however, the glass does have a few elongated air bubble to it... Glass is in fine condition. Old wire hanger as shown... Ready to hang and enjoy. Spirited Horses 2 ("No 2" may be under the matte as well to the left side lower corner but not all had this mark on the original though).. There is very informative information on this print on-line and about the artists Henri Le Roy and Anita Le Roy. Excited to offer this estate find... The item "Antique Art Spirited Horses LeRoy Nice Condition Rare Size Framed" is in sale since Monday, October 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "nstaln" and is located in Lakewood, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Dominican republic, El salvador, Russian federation.