“Rock, Paper, Pigments: The Materials and Techniques of Currier & Ives”

  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
  • Time: 12:15:00
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE
  • Price: Members free. Included with general admission, $5-$20
  • Phone: (800) 448-3883

Join us for a talk focusing on the early manual techniques exemplified by Currier & Ives. Joan Irving, paper conservator at Winterthur, will look closely at prints in Winterthur’s new exhibition, Lasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives, to reveal subtle lithographic techniques, the watercolor palette, and the little-discussed topic of lithographic papers. (Image: Frances Palmer, draftsman, Nathaniel Currier, lithographer and publisher, AMERICAN COUNTRY LIFE (detail) showing indigo, which is made from the leaves of the plant Indigofera.)