Little Butterfly, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Child at center in white dress, white socks, red shoes parting tall grasses and looking directly at viewer.

Currier & Ives created many sentimental portraits of children. This is one of a four-part series which also includes Little Blossom, Little Snowbird and Little Sunbeam, several of which are on view in this exhibition. In the image, a toddler emerges from the wheat stalks just as a butterfly emerges from its cocoon. On the right, a butterfly clings to a stalk of grain.

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