A Pair of Nutcrackers, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Two squirrels sitting on tree branch nestled in woods eating acorns; bird on lower branch to their left.

This sentimental image of two squirrels sitting on a tree branch eating acorns with a bird looking on, is an example of a light-hearted “parlor” print created by Currier & Ives. The rich colors and circular composition romanticize the rodent which was frequently hunted in the nineteenth century.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
10 x 14 1/2 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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