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A Glimpse of the Homestead

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.



Date: 1865

Artists: Currier & Ives, After George Henry Durrie
Date of Artists: American, 1820-1863
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 19 3/4 x 15 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-613
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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