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A Glimpse of the Homestead
Barnyard scene - house to right behind red wagon. Barn to left with hay stall outside and horse next to hay. Roosters, chickens and ducks in yard. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Glimpse Of The Homestead, A/ 1865 - M "
Many Currier & Ives prints can be classified as genre prints or everyday scenes of American life in the mid-nineteenth century. The company frequently produced bucolic imagery at a time when the country was swiftly moving into the Industrial Age. A Glimpse of the Homestead is an example of this phenomenon. This tranquil farm setting depicts horses, ducks and chickens enjoying a summer day while several cows graze in the distant pasture.George Henry Durrie designed many prints for the firm. This print was probably inspired by a painting similar to Barnyard (on display in the gallery), and the artist used the same attention to detail in depicting farm activities of the spring season.
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