19th Century Prints, Aquatint, Early 20th Century, Engraving, Lithograph, Past/Present, Prints

Past/Present: Winter Homes

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We have a new Past/Present for your today, with two winter scenes of home. The 19th century print, a famous Currier & Ives lithograph from the Homestead series, is filled with frenzied activity- a horse-drawn sleigh, a man collecting firewood, and farm animals populate the snow-filled landscape. In contrast, the 20th century print exudes the hushed solitude of winter’s darker months. In this scene by Kerr Eby, a figure retreats into his home, his back turned to the long shadows and bare trees. Hope you enjoy!

Image on the Left: American Homestead Winter. Published by Currier & Ives, New York. Lithograph, hand-colored, 1868.

Image on the Right: Cow Shed. By Kerr Eby. Published by Frederick, Keppel & Co. Etching, aquatint, and sandpaper ground, 1946.

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