antique prints, maps and watercolors

American Homestead Summer. New York: Currier and Ives, 1868. $795.00

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"American Homestead Summer"

This lovely lithograph of American country life was included in a series of four views of the seasons by the famous team of Nathaniel Currier and James Ives. It is a quintessentially American antique print from its title to their subject to their publication in New York City by Currier and Ives “printmakers to the American people.” Each image in the series was deemed by the American Historical Print Collector’s Society to be important enough to be included in their new “Best Fifty” listing of the publisher’s small folio lithographs.

“American Homestead Summer” presents a wonderfully bucolic scene with a farmer guiding his horse drawn carriage past a country house and barn with cattle grazing on the green lands along a river and chickens spilling out of the barn besides the house.

Sheet measures 10 x 14 inches.
Hand colored lithograph.
Excellent condition with well preserved original coloring.

 Note: Our 4 lithographs of the 4 seasons are available for purchase as a set for a reduced price of $2500.