This is an extremely rare collection of 5 original Fanny Flora Bond Palmer "pre" Currier & Ives lithographs. It is highly unlikely a person will ever find another collection of Fanny Palmer's lithographs like the one being offered here. Her Currier & Ives prints go as high as $30,000.00 on other websites and auctions. Some of her Currier & Ives prints that were printed "after" her, are being offered for over $13,000.
Fanny was a 19th century Currier & Ives artist. Nathaniel Currier recognized her talent, and in 1849 published her two panoramic views of New York, seen from Brooklyn Heights and Weehawken. When the Palmers' business failed (around 1851), Palmer became a staff artist for Currier. Fanny Palmer was a creative lithographer, doing her own drawings directly on the stone. The only woman in her field, she was one of the best American lithographers; she also achieved success in working with Charles Currier to perfect the lithographic crayon. Trained as a draftsman in England, she was familiar with lithographic art when she came to the United States; she introduced to American printers the skill of printing a background tint. When Fanny joined Currier & Ives as a staff artist, she created over two hundred images—large and small—ranging from small works celebrating quotidian joys to larger works of epic style, such as The Rocky M ... read more