American Country Life. Summers Evening., Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Man, woman and children to left in image. House in background. Pastoral scene of village to right in image.

Currier & Ives produced numerous images of country life. This scene of a prosperous farm shows a man and woman with children playing around them. Fresh air and physical exercise were considered important to a child’s well being and an early evening walk was a traditional activity. The pastel-colored paints capture the glow of the sky as sunset nears.

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
1857
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
20 x 26 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.511
On View?
No
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