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Frozen Up

Winter scene. Oxen and cargo sleigh next to barn at center. Horse and cargo sleigh traveling to the right over bridge in front of barn. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Frozen Up/ (8.8 x 12.8) 1872 [New BEST 50] - S "

This snowy rural scene, with its sense of tranquility and hominess, is the type of image for which Currier & Ives is best known. A man in a horse-drawn sleigh passes over a bridge near a waterwheel or grist mill while a loaded cart hitched to two healthy oxen stands in front of the house. White highlights on the trees and in the foreground help to create the frosty atmosphere of a cold winter's day.

Date: 1872

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 14 x 10 1/4 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-333
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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