Currier and ives prints book

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Vintage book on Currier and Ives prints

Currier and Ives actual bookplate, two horses lithograph on one side, sketches on reverse, American art print, vintage American lithograph. thevintagedecorator.

Currier & Ives: Printmakers to the American People

Currier and Ives was a successful American printmaking firm based in New York City from to headed first by Nathaniel Currier , and later jointly with his partner James Merritt Ives. The prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand colored. Lithographic prints could be reproduced quickly and purchased inexpensively, and the firm called itself "the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints" and advertised its lithographs as "colored engravings for the people". Nathaniel Currier —88 was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts , on March 27, , the second of four children. His parents Nathaniel and Hannah Currier were distant cousins who lived a humble and spartan life. Tragedy struck when Nathaniel was eight years old, when his father unexpectedly died, leaving Nathaniel and his eleven-year-old brother Lorenzo to provide for the family: six-year-old sister Elizabeth and two-year-old brother Charles, as well as their mother. Nathaniel worked a series of odd jobs to support the family and, at fifteen, he started what became a lifelong career when he apprenticed in the Boston lithography shop of William and John Pendleton.

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The American firm of Currier and Ives has a very secure place in art history. They could even be described as a cultural phenomenon of the Victorian era. This company produced a huge number of prints from paintings as black and white lithographs that were hand colored. Nathaniel T. Currier was the artistic one.


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