American Winter Scenes. Evening., Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Horse drawn sleighs arriving from lower left to a large residence at end of lane in right background.

Frances (Fanny) Palmer was born in England and she and her husband ran a lithography business before arriving in New York City in 1844. By 1850, Palmer was working full-time for Currier & Ives, drawing designs, pulling lithographs, and hand-coloring prints. One of the most active and versatile of the artists working for the company, she often based her sketches on first-hand observations. She worked for the firm for twenty-six years, supporting herself, her husband, her two children and her sister and brother-in-law until her death from tuberculosis at the age of sixty-four. Nathaniel Currier enthusiastically described American Winter Scenes. Evening in his mail-order catalogue: Everybody who has had a country sleigh-ride can appreciate this picture. The moon, peeping through a dark cloud, lights up a scene of pretty girls and the twinkling lights shining through all the windows, as if to impart to those without, the merry spirit of the dancers within.

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
26 x 20 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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