The Miller's Home

After a painting by Thomas Creswick British
Publisher Currier & Ives American

Not on view

Based on a painting by the British artist Thomas Creswick, this hilly landscape shows two girls and a dog resting at near the end of a stone bridge. Half way across, two boys look down at the water and beyond there is a wooden millhouse and adjacent cottage shaded by trees.

The New York firm of Currier & Ives grew from a printing business established by Nathaniel Currier (1813–1888) in 1835. Expansion led, in 1857, to a partnership with brother-in-law James Merritt Ives (1824–1895). The firm operated until 1907, lithographing over 4,000 subjects for distribution across America and Europe with popular categories including landscape, marines, natural history, genre, caricatures, portraits, history and foreign views. Until the 1880s, images were printed in monochrome, then hand-colored by women who worked for the company at home.

No image available

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.