The Old Homestead, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Barnyard scene – barn to left with farmer inside pitching hay. Barnyard full of animals. Farmhouse off to right in background.

Fanny Palmer was one of the most prolific artists to work for Currier & Ives. She used her extensive talent not only to create designs but also to transfer then directly onto the lithographic stone for printing. Palmer designed many of the landscapes published by the firm. She often went out into the country and pencil sketched her observations so that she could incorporate what she saw into her works. Though many of her designs were unsigned, especially those on the small prints, she is known to have produced hundreds if not thousands of images during the thirty years she worked for Currier & Ives. In this typical barnyard scene, two large trees form an arch through which the house, lawn and animals can be viewed.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
17 3/4 x 13 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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