The Old Print Shop

American Country Life. : October Afternoon.

  • ARTIST: Fanny Palmer

  • PUBLISHER: New York, published by N. Currier, 152 Nassau Street.

  • MEDIUM: Two-stone lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: 1855.

  • EDITION SIZE: Large folio - image size 16 5/8 x 23 13/16" (423 x 605 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Offering one from a series depicting country landscapes through the four seasons; the others are May Morning, Summers Evening and Pleasures of Winter. Harry Peters credits Mrs. Palmer with creating the most attractive and decorative Currier and Ives prints (Currier and Ives, I, 136). This scene certainly bears out that opinion, showing a happy family on their obviously prosperous homestead, with its large Victorian house and well-manicured landscape. A fine example of the Currier firm's celebration of idyllic country life.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.

  • REFERENCE: Conningham #122. Gale #135.