A Glimpse of the Homestead, Currier & Ives, After George Henry Durrie

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

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.

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.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives, After George Henry Durrie (1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
19 3/4 x 15 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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