1683
1683

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS (LOTS 1683-1684)

Currier & Ives (publisher)
"PARTRIDGE SHOOTING": HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH
Estimation
2 0004 000
Lot. Vendu 2,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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1683

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS (LOTS 1683-1684)

Currier & Ives (publisher)
"PARTRIDGE SHOOTING": HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH
Estimation
2 0004 000
Lot. Vendu 2,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

Currier & Ives (publisher)
"PARTRIDGE SHOOTING": HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH
Hand-colored lithograph, by Frances Palmer after her own painting, New York: N. Currier, 1865. Gold liner, French mat, and bird's-eye maple frame.

sheet size (sight): 368 x 537 mm 14 1/2 x 21 1/8 in


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Provenance

Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Americana Collection

Description

A classic Currier & Ives hunting print by Fanny Palmer

Fanny Palmer (1812-1876) was the first woman in the United States to work as a professional artist, and to make a living with her art. She produced more Currier and Ives' prints than any other artist, and she was the only female in a business dominated by men. Painting was not considered a suitable occupation for a woman, nor, of course, was lithography. Hers was a story common for Victorian wives, who were expected to keep house and be supported by their husbands. She however pursued a career in England and eventually in America, virtually supporting her family as her husband sank deeper into alcoholism and then supporting it in fact when he fell to his death on a hotel stairway in 1857.

Her shooting prints show a fine understanding of the appeal the sport had for men: with their dogs, shotguns and hunting attire, walking through untamed country with a friend on autumn afternoons. Mrs. Palmer's husband enjoyed shooting fowl, as did Nathaniel Currier, and Palmer's dogs may have modelled for this image.

Important Americana

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New York