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Currier and Ives: America Envisioned

Before cable news and Instagram, Americans saw the top stories of the day, in politics and popular culture, through the colorful images of Currier and Ives. The lithographs of Currier and Ives are iconic representations of American life from 1850 to 1900. They are arguably the most popular, widely reproduced prints in history, continuing to appear on items from calendars and holiday greeting cards to dinnerware.

A Four-Oared Shell Race, 1884.

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Modern American Life: The Lithographs of George Bellows

George Bellows (American, 1882-1925) Preliminaries, alternatively titled Preliminaries to the Big Bout, 1916, edition of 67 (Lot 13, Estimate: $15,000 – 25,000)

One of the youngest of the Ashcan School artists, George Wesley Bellows began making prints in 1916. Like his paintings, his lithographs incorporated a wide breadth of subject matter, depicted in realistic, often gritty, detail that signified American city life in the early 20th century in all of its vast varieties.… Read More

Interiors – Online at Skinner Marlborough in January

English Leather Fire Bucket, 19th century (Lot 1312, Estimate $200-$300)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – January 7, 2015 – Skinner is hosting an Interiors – Online auction from Thursday, January 8th  to Friday, January 16th, 2015. All items in the sale may be viewed online or during public previews at Skinner’s Marlborough, MA gallery, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, 12:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, 10:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.… Read More