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Image for American Country Life. Summers Evening.

American Country Life. Summers Evening.

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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