The Day Before Marriage. The Bride’s Jewels, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Woman seated on chair at center. She is in a red dress and faces the viewer while holding a necklace in her hands and a box on jewels on her lap.

Currier & Ives produced four different versions of The Day Before Marriage. The Bride’s Jewels and all featured a seated woman anxiously contemplating her future as she prepares for her wedding. The bright red dress of the bride-to-be, a symbol of her single life, offers a beautiful contrast to the pearl necklace she is considering for her wedding day. This print is a companion to A Year After Marriage. The Mother’s Jewel.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
11 5/8 x 8 9/16 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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