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New Additions: Currier & Ives

NEW ADDITIONS bannerNEW ADDITIONSWe added several new Currier & Ives lithographs to our gallery, including many beautiful genre and landscape scenes which capture 19th century American life.

Currier & Ives was the largest publisher of hand printed lithographs. The firm published well over 7,500 different images over the seventy-three years it was in business. They specialized in lithographs hand-drawn on a lithographic stone and printed one at a time by hand, which is the original and traditional method of lithography.  Although steam presses existed, Currier & Ives felt that the impressions were inferior to the hand-pulled lithographic impressions. Over the years the firm worked with many artists and craftsmen. The founder, Nathaniel Currier, a trained lithographer, and his partner, James Merritt Ives, a bookkeeper and self-taught artist, proved to be the correct combination of an entrepreneur, craftsman, and artist to make the company the best during their time.

Many artists worked for the firm. Of the new additions, many were done by Frances Flora Palmer.  Known to many as Fanny F. Palmer, she was one of the best known artists to work for Currier & Ives. She was responsible for the majority of landscape images produced by the firm, even though only a few bear her name.

We hope you enjoy these new colorful and beautiful lithographs! To see more prints by Currier and Ives, we invite you to visit our website.

The Old Homestead. By Fanny F. Palmer. Published by Currier & Ives. Lithograph handcolored, undated. Medium folio. LINK.

The Old Homestead. By Fanny F. Palmer. Published by Currier & Ives. Lithograph handcolored, undated. Medium folio. LINK.

The Village Blacksmith. By Fanny F. Palmer. Pub. by N. Currier. Lithograph handcolored, undated. Medium folio. LINK.

The Village Blacksmith. By Fanny F. Palmer. Pub. by N. Currier. Lithograph handcolored, undated. Medium folio. LINK.

Landscape, Fruit and Flowers. By Fanny F. Palmer. Published by Currier & Ives. Two-color lithograph handcolored, 1862. Large folio. LINK.

Landscape, Fruit and Flowers. By Fanny F. Palmer. Published by Currier & Ives. Two-color lithograph handcolored, 1862. Large folio. LINK.

Winter Pastime. By Fanny F. Palmer. Published by N. Currier. Lithograph handcolored, 1855. Medium folio. LINK.

Winter Pastime. By Fanny F. Palmer. Published by N. Currier. Lithograph handcolored, 1855. Medium folio. LINK.

On a Point. By Fanny F. Palmer. Published by N. Currier. Lithograph handcolored, 1855. Medium folio. LINK.

On a Point. By Fanny F. Palmer. Published by N. Currier. Lithograph handcolored, 1855. Medium folio. LINK.

"Thistle" : Cutter Yacht, Designed by G. L. Watson : Built by D. W. Henderson & Co. Glasgow.  Owned by Mr. Bell, Glasgow Scotland. Published by Currier & Ives, N.Y. Lithograph printed in oil color, 1887. Large folio. LINK.

“Thistle” : Cutter Yacht, Designed by G. L. Watson : Built by D. W. Henderson & Co. Glasgow. Owned by Mr. Bell, Glasgow Scotland. Published by Currier & Ives, N.Y. Lithograph printed in oil color, 1887. Large folio. LINK.

Niagara Falls. Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. Lithograph with handcoloring, undated.  Medium folio size. LINK.

Niagara Falls. Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. Lithograph with hand-coloring, undated. Medium folio size. LINK.

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide, Maps, Prints

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

There are two weeks left until Christmas. Are you still searching for the perfect gift for that special someone? Well, we have you covered- with a curated gift guide with great ideas for everyone on your list! We selected prints and maps for the historian, sportsman, world traveler, animal lover, Washingtonian, and MORE.

We hope you enjoy!!! Click the image to read.

The 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Click to read it!

The 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Click to read it!

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Gallery Updates, Maps, OPG Showcase, Prints

2013 May Showcase

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The Old Print Gallery SHOWCASE
May 2013

The Old Print Gallery Showcase, May 2013 edition, was published early this month. We have sent it to everyone on our mailing list, and they should expect to see it in their mailboxes within the week. We are very excited to be publishing our third catalog,  and more importantly, very excited to give our collectors a glimpse into our inventory.

In this May edition, we cover a lot of territory. We give our readers a peak into our current ROSS/ROMANO show with several colorful collagraphs by the printmaking duo, John Ross and Clare Romano. We also highlight maps of the Chesapeake Bay, including a scarce, large scale sea chart by noted 19th century Baltimore publisher Fielding Lucas, Jr. Flip through our antique print selection and see several furry friends- prints of kittens and dogs pop up on pages 8 and 9. The last ten pages are a sampling of some new (to us) prints by contemporary and early 20th century printmakers- landscapes, still lifes, architectural details, and joyful and hushed moments offer an exquisite and varied selection for our collectors to peruse.

The May Showcase is available online- you can read it, download it, or email it to fellow art collectors and friends.  See it here.

You can also email us with your mailing information, and we will add you to our list so you receive a hard copy of the next issue. Email us at info@oldprintgallery.com.

The prints in the showcase are all online, and can be purchased over the phone at (202) 965-1818 or in person in our Georgetown DC shop. We are open Tuesday- Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 5:20 PM.

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