Peek – A – Boo!, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Seated on red chair in center, woman wearing red dress knitting looking down at a young boy peering toward young girl on floor behind chair. Mending basked in forefront center.

Throughout their history, Currier & Ives often celebrated normal day-to-day activities. This print, appropriate for a child’s room, illustrates two children playing the centuries-old game of “peek-a-boo.” Their mother, sitting in her chair knitting, is placed in the middle of the scene, providing a stable foundation, both physically and metaphorically, as the happy and healthy children play.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
1880
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 17 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.071
On View?
No
Image Request
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