Nathaniel Currier

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Fruit & Flowers, 1848
Nathaniel Currier

Fruit & Flowers, 1848

original-handcolored lithograph, signed in plate lower left

11.75 x 8.50 x 18 in

$450.00

Partridge Shooting (damaged-tears in image), c. 1855
Nathaniel Currier

Partridge Shooting (damaged-tears in image), c. 1855

Original lithograph hand colored

9.25 x 12.50 in

$650.00

In Memory of (William W. Peabody), c.1838-1864
Nathaniel Currier

In Memory of (William W. Peabody), c.1838-1864

Original lithograph, hand colored

13.75 x 9.50 in

$1,250.00

The Flower Vase, 1848
Nathaniel Currier

The Flower Vase, 1848

Original lithograph, hand colored

16 x 11 in

$900.00

Iron Steam Ship Great Britain, c.1850
Nathaniel Currier

Iron Steam Ship Great Britain, c.1850

Original lithograph, hand colored

8 x 12.75 in

$1,650.00

The Presidents of the U.S., 1844
Nathaniel Currier

The Presidents of the U.S., 1844

Original lithograph, hand colored

14 x 10 in

$1,650.00

Naval Heroes of U.S. Lake Erie, 1846
Nathaniel Currier

Naval Heroes of U.S. Lake Erie, 1846

Original lithograph , hand colored

9.50 x 13.50 in

$2,450.00

View of the Park, Fountain & City Hall New York, 1851
Nathaniel Currier

View of the Park, Fountain & City Hall New York, 1851

Original lithograph, hand colored

8 x 12.50 in

$2,400.00

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Nathaniel Currier
Nathaniel Currier was born March 27, 1813 to Nathaniel and Hannah Currier in Roxbury, Massachusetts. At the age of fifteen he was apprenticed to William S. and John Pendleton of Boston who had set up the first lithographic establishment in America. His apprenticeship served him well as he went on to be the largest publisher of lithographs. Mr. Maurer described Nat Currier as being very gentlemanly and liberal. As is evident to the success of the firm of Currier & Ives he was very devoted to his business. Nat Currier had many friends including Horace Greely and P.T. Barnum. He was well known for his sense of humor and Harry T. Peters tells one story about P. T. Barnum. "Currier had heard that one day his friend, the great showman, had rushed into the barber shop of the old Park Hotel, at Beekman and Nassau Streets, to get a shave. Barnum had hurried up to Tom Higginson, the barber, and said, 'Tom, I'm in a hurry.' 'Sorry for it,' said Tom, 'but it's that gentleman's turn next.' 'That gentleman' was an unshaven irshman waiting for a ten-cent shave. Barnum turned to him and said, 'My friend, if you will let me have your turn, I'll pay for what you have done.' The gentleman consented, and, as Barnum found out later, had a full job done - absolutely everything the house had. The check was for a dollar and sixty cents. When Currier heard this story he found the very Irishman and had him pose. The result was the famous cartoon, "The Man that Gave Barnum 'His Turn.'" Nathaniel was married twice; his first wife was Miss Eliza West of Boston. He had one son with Eliza, Edward West Currier. In 1847 he married Miss Laura Ormsbee of Vermont. Laura and Nathaniel are memorialized in the famous N. Currier lithograph The Road Winter. He lived at several addresses in New York City including 153 Macdougal Street, 137 Macdougal Street and 28 West 27th Street. He had a summer house called "The Lion's Mouth" in Amesbury, Massachusetts. He was known to like fast horses and he kept several in Amesbury. Nathaniel died on November 20, 1888 at his home on 28 west 27th Street.
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