antique prints, maps and watercolors

American Homestead Autumn. New York: Currier and Ives, 1853. $795.00

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"American Homestead Autumn"

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.

One of the most desirable of the 4 views. The oranges of the pumpkins, the reds and yellows of the apples, and the colors of the family’s clothing are in sharp contrast to the varying shades of green in the lush landscape. A ladder leans against one of the apple trees.

Sheet measures 10 x 14 inches.

Hand colored lithograph.
Beautifully preserved original coloring.
Excellent condition save minor loss to extreme left margin archivally reinforced on verso.

Note: The complete set of 4 lithographs of the 4 seasons is available for purchase at a reduced price of $2500.