Artist

Fanny Palmer

Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1812-1876

Title of Work

The Old Homestead

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Date of Work

c. 1865

Medium

Hand-colored lithograph

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

University House

Additional Information

Recognized as the first woman in America to support herself as a professional artist, Fanny Palmer was hired by the famed lithography firm of Currier and Ives. Her images of idyllic pastoral scenes, like The Old Homestead, provided comfort and solace to a nation riven by conflict. This peaceful farm scene offered its viewers an escape from the horrors of the Civil War.

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