Currier & Ives

Nathaniel Currier (1813-1895) set up in business for himself in 1834, exploiting the new technique of colour lithography as a form of journalism, which no-one had done before. His first three important prints recorded fires. After 1857, when he went into partnership with his fellow lithographer James Ives (1824-1895), their output was prodigious, more than 5000 prints being published. Three new prints were issued each week until 1875: news events, sports, trains and boats, children, landscapes and genre subjects poured from their presses and made art accessible to the average American for the first time. Their work was of far higher standard than any competitor, and they went out of business only after the advent of news photography and the rise of illustrated magazines made their lithography uneconomic. We stock a large range of Currier & Ives prints imported from the US by a NZ art education wholesaler.
Express Train *Sale* by  Currier & Ives

Express Train *Sale* by Currier & Ives

NZ$20.00

Winter Sports by  Currier & Ives

Winter Sports by Currier & Ives

NZ$45.00

Old Age by  Currier & Ives

Old Age by Currier & Ives

NZ$45.00

North American Indians by  Currier & Ives

North American Indians by Currier & Ives

NZ$45.00

Life of a Fireman by  Currier & Ives

Life of a Fireman by Currier & Ives

NZ$45.00

Fast Trotters by  Currier & Ives

Fast Trotters by Currier & Ives

NZ$45.00

Farm Scene by  Currier & Ives

Farm Scene by Currier & Ives

NZ$45.00

Champions of the Mississippi by  Currier & Ives

Champions of the Mississippi by Currier & Ives

NZ$45.00

Across the Continent by  Currier & Ives

Across the Continent by Currier & Ives

NZ$45.00