Ain’t They Cunning?, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Girl seated at barrel outside doorway with two pups to her left. Pups are sitting on blue cloth on barrel.

Currier & Ives provided “cheap and popular” pictures in the form of lithographs that appealed to the American public. The country was changing at an unprecedented rate and idealized sentimental images provided a sense of security to the people. Depictions of children were especially well-received as they represented the future hope of the country. Here a happy young girl invites the viewer to admire her two wary puppies.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Undated
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
15 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.180
On View?
No
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