Catterskill Falls by Currier & Ives

Catterskill Falls by Currier & Ives

Catterskill Falls

Currier & Ives

Title

Catterskill Falls

 
Artist
Year
c. 1870  
Technique
Hand-colored lithograph 
Image Size
8 x 12 1/2" image 
Signature
text beneath image 
Edition Size
not editioned 
Annotations
titled in text, lm; "published by Currier & Ives" "152 Nassau St. New York" 
Reference
Conningham 258 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Currier & Ives 
Inventory ID
15631 
Price
$400.00 
Description
Catterskill (or: Kaaterskill) Falls is a waterfall located in New York's Catskill Mountains, between Haines Falls and Palenville. With a double drop the falls is one on the largest in the Eastern U.S. and a frequent subject for Hudson Valley painters, including Thomas Cole. It was also the subject of a poem by William Cullen Bryant, the first stanza of which reads: "Midst greens and shades the Catterskill leaps, From cliffs where the wood-flower clings; All summer he moistens his verdant steeps With the sweet light spray of the mountain springs; And he shakes the woods on the mountain side, When they drip with the rains of autumn-tide." This hand-colored lithograph was published by Currier and Ives around 1870. On the verso, written lightly in pencil: "Presented to (Sylvie Poradoch??) by her teacher (unreadable) Feb. 21st, 1872."