American Forest Game, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Overlay of animals at center to include a deer, turkey and bird.

Prints that celebrated sportsmen and their catches were popular with the American public. The images symbolized the nation’s bounty and success of its citizens. The still-lifes were also admired and collected by hunters and anglers. Artists such as Frances (Fanny) Palmer and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait sketched the designs for the prints using the basic tenets of American still-life painting. To emphasize the rich variety of wild game available to American hunters, Palmer sets the turkey, indigenous to North America, the pheasant and the deer in a lush forest environment.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
19 9/16 x 27 3/4 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
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