The legendary printmaking firm of Currier & Ives (1834 – 1907) created exceptionally popular, iconic 19th-century American art. The business’ founder, Nathaniel Currier (1813 – 1888), became nationally renowned when his prints of current events appeared in the New York Sun, making it the first illustrated newspaper ever published. Currier partnered with bookkeeper James Merritt Ives (1824 – 1895), and the firm garnered acclaim for beautifully crafted, affordable lithographs of scenes from American life. Currier and Ives, who employed a staff of artists and an assembly-line of female colorists, produced more than 1 million prints, which are still cherished today.
This art print displays sharp, vivid images with a high degree of color accuracy. A member of the versatile family of art prints, this high-quality reproduction represents the best of both worlds: quality and affordability. Art prints are created on paper similar to that of a postcard or greeting card using a digital or offset lithography press.