American Winter Sports: Trout Fishing “On Chateaugay Lake”, Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Man at forefront pulling trout out of hole in ice, several lie aside his basket on ice. A second fisherman rear right awaiting a bit on his line.

Printed by Endicott & Co. Lithographed by Charles R. Parsons American, 1821-1910 After Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait American, 1819-1905 Chateaugay Lake is located in the northern Adirondacks of upstate New York. The lake was a popular destination for sportsmen such as Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. An avid outdoorsman, Tait often contributed images to the Currier & Ives firm. He had a camp on Chateaugay Lake and frequently traveled there with fellow hunters and anglers. The man pictured in the foreground of this print is his friend Thomas Barbour. Like many wilderness areas, Chateaugay Lake experienced a change after the post-Civil War boom. Backwoods lodges and sporting clubs, once populated by dedicated hunters and fishermen, were replaced with resorts that catered to a new clientele—businessmen and their families from the cities.

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
17 3/4 x 25 13 /16 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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