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A Suburban Retreat
Landscape scene. House across river to left. Boats sailing river at center. Woman sitting on bench with two children and a dog at lower right. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Suburban Retreat, A (8.7 x 12.9) - S "
Currier & Ives is known for the many bucolic scenes they produced, such as Suburban Retreat. This rural landscape shows a mother and her children, along with the family dog, relaxing under a tree near the riverbank. Sailboats skim along the water, framed by two shade trees. A large country-house stands on the opposite shore.
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