CURRIER, Nathaniel (1813 - 1888) and IVES, James Merritt (1824 - 1895). The City of New York.
CURRIER, Nathaniel (1813 - 1888) and IVES, James Merritt (1824 - 1895).
The City of New York.
Lithograph with original hand color.
New York: Currier & Ives, 1884.
28 1/2” x 39” sheet, 35 1/2” x 46” framed.
In the highly detailed image, Manhattan is pictured from the south over looking the business district. A steamer rounds the tip of the island while other boats scatter the surrounding waterways. New York stretches forth in its entirety, flanked by the Hudson River on the left and the East River on the right. On the right, the Brooklyn Bridge is shown just one year after its opening. Glimpses of New Jersey, Queens, and Brooklyn can been seen in the outskirts. Currier and Ives’ City of New York is truly a magnificent work, and depicts the world’s commercial center then in a boom of technological and economic progress.