Hunting On The Plains, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Prairie scene. Hunter a top a horse riding aside a buffalo at center. Another hunter, horse and buffalo at rear.

Currier & Ives created numerous images depicting hunting scenes on the American plains. Bison or the American buffalo were hunted almost to extinction and their population was reduced to a few hundred by the mid-1800s. The excitement and drama of the hunt appealed to Americans as they contemplated the perils and opportunities of westward expansion.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
1871
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
14 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.656
On View?
No
Image Request
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