Feeding The Swans, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Two children in center r(red dress, blue dress) leaning over stone wall feeding two adult swans that have two babies swimming with them.

Feeding the Swans may have been inspired by the Swan Pond located in Central Park in New York City. The park opened in 1859 and offered a variety of recreational activities for children, adults and families. The Swan Pond was especially popular with children, who enjoyed feeding the birds and relaxing in the serene setting.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
14 x 11 1/8 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
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