Pigeon Shooting. Playing the Decoy., Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Two men, one with rifle other with controls for decoys.

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait was an avid outdoorsman and hunter and often created wilderness scenes for Currier & Ives. He was especially intrigued with birds and created detailed studies of different species. In this hunting scene, two men crouch beneath a camouflaged shelter made of branches. One points his gun at pigeons perched on the branches of a dead tree. A powder horn in a hat and several dead pigeons lie at the hunters’ feet.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
29 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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