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Western River Scenery

Nathaniel Currier (American, 1813-1888) James M. Ives (American, 1824-1895)


Currier & Ives’ Western River Scenery depicts nothing more western than the Mississippi River. Until the end of the 19th century the region between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi was the “West,” and the unpopulated vastness beyond the river was only vaguely comprehended as the “Far West.”

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Ballard; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1980.

Object Information

artist
Nathaniel Currier (American, 1813-1888)
artist
James M. Ives (American, 1824-1895)
creation date
1866
materials
hand-colored lithograph
dimensions
11 1/4 x 16 5/8 in. (image)
13 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (sheet)
accession number
80.686
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Ballard in memory of Ed and Dolly Ballard
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors