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American Country Life. Summers Evening.

Man, woman and children to left in image. House in background. Pastoral scene of village to right in image. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "American Country Life / "Summer's Evening"/ (16.11 x 23.14) 1855 - L "

Currier & Ives produced numerous images of country life. This scene of a prosperous farm shows a man and woman with children playing around them. Fresh air and physical exercise were considered important to a child’s well being and an early evening walk was a traditional activity. The pastel-colored paints capture the glow of the sky as sunset nears.

Date: 1857

Artists: Nathaniel Currier
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 20 x 26 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-511
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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