Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions
Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions

Samuel Fleet Homestead

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Frances "Fanny" Palmer was a professional artist who worked for the famous printmaking firm of Currier & Ives for twenty years. Although watercolor was considered a polite accomplishment for genteel women—what an 1856 writer referred to as a "husband-catcher"—it was rare for a woman to have an artistic career in the mid-nineteenth century. This picture of a handsome Neoclassical mansion on Fulton Street in Brooklyn demonstrates Palmer's deft control of the watercolor medium and her eye for anecdotal detail.

Descriptive medium: Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper mounted to Japanese paper.

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Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

From the Watercolour World

Location

Fulton Street Brooklyn, New York, USA

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